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Flashcards in TR Sections 19-22 Vocab Deck (35):
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Transom

The flat surface forming the stern of a vessel

2

Davits

A small crane on board a ship, esp. one of a pair for suspending or lowering a lifeboat

3

Turnbuckles

A coupling with female screw threads used to connect two rods, lengths of boat rigging, etc., lengthwise and to regulate their length or tenison

4

Humidor

An airtight container for keeping cigars or tobacco moist

5

Sextant

An instrument with a graduated are of 60 degrees and a sighting mechanism, used for measuring the angular distances between objects and esp. for taking altitudes in navigation

6

Baize

A coarse, felt-like, woolen material that is typically green, used for covering billiard and card tables and for aprons

7

Windfall

A piece of unexpected good fortune, typically one that involves receiving a large amount of money

8

Tendrils

A slender threadlike appendage of a climbing plant, often growing in a spiral form, that stretches out and twines around any suitable support (an Aaron Smelly plant)

9

Magnesium

The chemical element of atomic number 12,a silver-white metal of the alkaline earth series. It is used to make strong lightweight alloys

10

Conjuring

the performance of tricks that are seemingly magical, typically involving sleight of hand

11

Travois

A type of sled formerly used by North American Indians to carry goods, consisting of two joined poles dragged by a horse or dog

12

Pruned

Trim (a tree, shrub, or bush) by cutting away dead or overgrown branches or stems

13

Sheaves

A bundle of grain stalks laid lengthwise and tied together after reaping

14

Cognate

Related; connected

15

Imponderable

A factor that is difficult or impossible to estimate or assess

16

Solmen

A megalithic tomb with a large flat stone laid on upright ones, found chiefly in Britain and France

17

Oracles

A priest or priestess acting as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought from the gods in classical antiquity

18

Moldering

Slowly decay or disintegrate, esp. because of neglect

19

Sloe

The small bluish-black fruit of the blackthorn, with a sharp sour taste

20

Lampblack

A black pigment made from soot

21

Rickets

A disease of children caused by vitamin D deficiency, characterized by imperfect calcification, softening, and distortion of the bones typically resulting in bow legs

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Congealing

Solidify or coagulate, esp. by cooling

23

Bollards

A short, thick post on the deck of a ship or on a wharf, to which a ship's rope may be scrured

24

Gantry

A bridge-like overhead structure with a platform supporting equipment such as a crane, railroad signals, lights, or cameras

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Cane

The hollow, jointed stem of a tall grass, esp. bamboo or sugar can, or the stem of a slender palm such as rattan

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Suture

A stitch or row of stitches holding together the edges of a wound or surgical incision

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Lee

Shelter from wind or weather given by a neighboring object, esp. nearby land

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Askew

Now in a straight or level positon

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Incinerate

Destroy (something, esp. waste material) by burning

30

Tabernacle

A fixed or movable habitation, typically of light construction

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Isthmus

A narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land

32

Bandolier

A shoulder-belt with loop or pockets for cartridges

33

Skirmishes

An episode of irregular or unpremeditated fighting, esp. between small or outlying parts of armies or fleets

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Wimpled

A cloth headdress covering the head, the neck, and the sides of the face, formerly worn by women and still worn by some nuns

35

Vermicvulate

Marked with sinuous or wavy lines