Chains Book Vocab 9-19

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Chains vocabulary 3 Chapters 9-19
John Rees

1.Apoplexy :
1. a sudden, usually marked loss of bodily function due to rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel. 2. a hemorrhage into an organ cavity or tissue.
Book: “the noise near gave me apoplexy” pg 107

2.Basin:
1. a circular container with a greater width than depth, becoming smaller toward the bottom, used chiefly to hold water or other liquid, esp. for washing. 2.
any container of similar shape, as the pan of a balance.
3. the quantity held by such a container: We need another basin of water to dilute the mixture. 4. a natural or artificial hollow place containing water.
5. a partially enclosed, sheltered area along a shore, often partly man-made or dredged to a greater depth, where boats may be moored: a yacht basin. Book: “I picked up the beheaded chicken and carried it to a basin.” pg 110

3.Befuddled:
1. to confuse, as with glib statements or arguments: politicians befuddling the public with campaign promises. 2. to make stupidly drunk.
Book: I drew back my head and acted befuddled.” pg 92

4.Cobwebs:
1.a web spun by a spider to entrap its prey.
2.a single thread spun by a spider.
3.something resembling a cobweb; anything fine-spun, flimsy, or insubstantial. Book: “the wound would need some cobwebs.” pg 94

5.Coverlet:
1.a bed quilt that does not cover the pillow, used chiefly for warmth; bedspread. 2. Archaic . any covering or cover.
Book: “becky pointed upstairs, where madam lat atop the coverlet on her bed, asleep” pg 111

6.Dawdling
1. to waste time; idle; trifle; loiter: Stop dawdling and help me with these packages! 2. to move slowly, languidly, or dilatorily; saunter
Book: “why are you dawdling so?” pg 86

7.Epaulets:
1.an ornamental shoulder piece worn on uniforms, chiefly by military officers. Book: “…sliced the epaulets off hickeys shoulders.” pg 115

8.Folio:
1.a sheet of paper folded once to make two leaves, or four pages, of a book or...
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