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16 terms

Great Expectations stage one terms to know

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ague
fever marked by reguraly recurring chills
battery
a military fortification equipped with guns
beggar my neighbor
a card game in which the object is to acquire all of the opponent's cards; to beggar means "to make poor" and also "to make seem inadequate
bildungsroman
a novel that deals with the developement of a young person usually from adolescence to maturity
bolting
eating too fast and swallowing food whole
bound out of hand
made an apprentice immediately
corn-chandler
a grain merchant
farden
dialect for farthing, a coin equal to one fourth of a penny
forge
a place where metal is heated; a blacksmith's shop
gibbet
a structure like a gallows, from which the corpses of criminals would be hung as a warning to others
hulks
an old ship, no longer seaworthy, used as a prison ship
indentures
contracts binding people to work for another person specified period of time
larks
"good times"
n.b.
stands for a Latin term "note bene." It means "Note well" or "Pay attention"
portmanteau
a stiff leather suitcase that opens into 2 compartments
tar water
an unpleasant tasting liquid made from the bark of a tree