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The Birds - Daphne Du Maurier
Terms in this set (30)
ripe, well-matured; soft, sweet, and rich; gentle, pleasant
"until then the autumn had been ________________, soft"
earnest or emphatic in dwelling upon, maintaining, or demanding something; persistent
"the tapping came again, this time more forceful, more __________________"
a violent attack
"for again and again they returned to the ____________________, jabbing his hands, his head"
The periodic rise and fall of the level of water in the ocean
"The sea, fiercer now with the turning _______________________, white-capped and steep"
to be spread or thrown about
"shivered and _______________________ with the wind's blast"
the area around the North Pole
"Something to do with the ____________ Circle"
"Nat, _______________________, turned to the farm gate"
a shape, pattern, or structure
"as his eye could reach, in close _____________________, line upon line"
affected by alcohol to the extent of losing control of one's faculties or behavior.
"The police would think him mad, or _______________________"
relaxed, calm, and not getting easily upset about things
"Too __________________, Harry Trigg and his missus"
to refuse to work in order to force an employer to meet certain demands
"when the dockers ___________________________"
deliberately cruel or violent
"He could hear the ___________________________ sea drumming on the rocks"
small, simple houses, typically in rural areas.
"A shortcut would take them to the ___________________________."
a building for cars
"the farmer backing his car out of the ___________________________"
preserve in salt water or vinegar
"roast gull, baked gull, and ___________________________ 'em"
tripped or walked in a clumsy way
"He ___________________________ across the threshold"
A group of people who have the right to enforce laws
"Why don't the ___________________________ do something?"
lasting or used for a limited time
"The programs were broadcast from other, ___________________________ quarters"
the process of drawing a conclusion on the basis of evidence
""They've got ___________________________ powers," he thought"
Of ships or shipping, especially military
"Big ___________________________ guns might have an effect"
followed an order or command
"There was some law the birds ___________________________"
failed to be taken care of
"Some piece of work, ___________________________, that he should have done"
barely; hardly; not quite
"He ___________________________ heeded the attack on the windows and the door"
Animal hunted or caught for food
"Hawks, buzzards, kestrels, falcons—he had forgotten the birds of ___________________________"
easily annoyed by someone's mistakes or because you have to wait
"he said, ___________________________ for the first time"
an adequate amount
"If he could get them in ___________________________, they could endure another night."
protection from sun or rain.
"Beside her were the bodies of the black-backed gulls and an ___________________________, broken"
"The ___________________________ can be fetched later. I'm going to load the car."
characterized by ordered and systematic habits or behavior
"He went round the cottage ___________________________, testing every window"
An alliance of nations joining together to fight a common enemy
"They've always been our ___________________________, haven't they?"
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