concerned with or relating to the relationship between a feudal superior and a vassal.
An oath of fealty and liege homage.
enter into a formal agreement to marry.
Soon I shall be betrothed to Isabel.
a continuous loud banging or ringing sound.
He went deaf because of the clangor of the steam hammers.
1. n. a gray alloy of tin with copper and antimony
The kitchen pewter.
2. n. a shade of bluish or silver gray
Looking back at that pewter sky.
making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise.
harsh, strident, screeching, piercing, shrill, grating, discordant, dissonant.
a smooth, glossy fabric, typically of silk.
A blue satin dress.
an aggressive dog or one that is in poor condition, especially a mongrel.
mongrel: a dog of no difinable type or breed.
walk with short steps and a clumsy swaying motion.
Three geese waddled across the road
After seven weeks in a hospital bed, it is normal to waddle a bit.
the dead body of an animal.
(of hair) long, limp, and straight.
a steep or rugged cliff or rock face.
cliff, bluff, ridge, precipice
adroitness and sensitivity in dealing with others or with difficult issues.
The inspector broke the news to me with tact and consideration
clever or skillful in using the hands or mind.
He was adroit at tax avoidance.
incongruously varied in appearance or character, disparate.
A motley crew of discontents and zealots.
miscellaneous, disparate, diverse, assorted, varied, diversified, heterogeneous
walk in a slow, relaxed manner, without hurry or effort
Adam sauntered into the room.
stroll, amble, wander, meander, drift, walk
satisfy (a desire or an appetite) to the full
Sate your appetite at the resort's restaurant
push one's lips or one's bottom lip forward as an expression of petulant annoyance or in order to make oneself look sexually attractive.
She lounged on the steps, pouting
the region of the sexual organs
He felt a stirring in his loins at the thought.
(of a person's face) pale, typically because of poor health
of, resembling, or fit for a monarch, especially in being magnificent or dignified.
His regal forebears.
neatly skillful and quick in one's movements
dazed, weak, or unsteady, especially fron illness, intoxication, sleep, or a blow
The sleeping pills had left her feeling groggy.
sink, subside, or bulge downward under weight or pressure or through lack of strength.
He closed his eyes and sagged against the wall.
a hillock, knoll, or mound
1. n. an angry or bad-tempered expression
The scowl on his face.
2. v. frown in an angry or bad-tempered way
She scowled at him defiantly.
a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen
The men set off in fear and trepidation.
a building or similar structure used for a specific purpose.
a usually highly decorated projecting subdivision of a building.
restore friendly relations between.
She wanted to be reconciled with her father.
(of something restrictive or too tight) make (a part of the body) sore by rubbing against it.
The collar chafed his neck.
the aire passage from the throat to the lungs; the trachea.
a fedual tennant's or vassal's sworn loyalty to a lord.
They owed fealty to the Earl rather than the King.
(typically of a man, sometimes of a man and a woman) bring (a child) into existence by the process of reproduction.
They hoped that the King might beget an heir by his new queen.
a loud, confused noise, especially one caused by a large mass of people.
A tumult of shouting and screaming broke out.
the skin covering the head, excluding the face.
a hard gray rock consisting of nearly pure chert, occurring chiefly as nodules in chalk.
the outer wall of a castle
1. .v. (of an object, typically a wooden one) make a harsh, high-pitched sound when being moved or when pressure or weight is applied.
The stairs creaked as she went up them.
2. v. show weakness or frailty under strain.
Stock prices creaked to a mixed finish today.
1. make a deep inarticulate sound in response to pain or despair.
Marty groaned and pulled the blanket over his head.
1. n. an infant's bed or crib, typically one mounted on rockers.
The baby's cradle.
2. v. hold gently and protectively.
She cradled his head in her arms.
1. a wheelbarrow
2. an ancient burial mound.
Mound: a rounded mass projecting aboved a surface.