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A Year Down Yonder

able to be easily carried or moved, especially because of being a lighter and smaller version than usual portable
imitation leather leatherette
a small trunk or storage chest, originally stored at the foot of a bed. footlocker
a fit of rage or hysterics. conniption
weep or cry noisily. bawled
write (something) in a hurried, careless way. scrawled
unravel or become worn at the edge, typically through constant rubbing. fraying
do arithmetic. cipher
appear as a shadowy form, especially one that is large or threatening. loomed
move in an energetic or noisy manner. bustled
a transparent flammable plastic made in sheets from camphor and nitrocellulose celluloid
Glasses. spectacles
a condition characterized by an excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body. dropsy
a corpse. cadaver
search widely for food foraged
food prepared to be eaten. vittles
punishment inflicted or retribution exacted for an injury or wrong. vengeance
Sufficient space to maneuver berth
a mischievous person. rapscallion
the anniversary of the end of WWI on November 11, 1918, observed since 1954 as Veterans Day in the US. Armistice Day
a combination of meats: pork, chicken, mutton or beef, and vegetables, such as lima beans, corn, okra, tomatoes, cabbage and potatoes. burgoo
blue jeans or overalls. dungarees
a person who tries to obtain something through force or violence extortionist
wrap in several layers of fabric. swathed
a muzzle-loading firearm with a short, large caliber barrel, which is flared at the muzzle blunderbuss
mica or a similar material in thin transparent sheets. isinglass
scraps of pork or other meat stewed with cornmeal and shaped into loaves for slicing and frying scrapple
a pattern composed of diamonds of various colors on a plain background argyle
fabric treated on one side with oil to make it waterproof. oil cloth
prison pokey
a plant with clover like leaves and bluish flowers. It is widely grown for livestock feed. alfalfa
a framework of light wooden or metal bars, chiefly used as a support for fruit trees or climbing plants. trellis
make untidy. tousled
historical records. annals
hesitating or doubting. dubious
Any of the lengths of wood attached side by side to make a barrel, bucket, or other container. barrel staves
turn into bone or bony tissue. ossified
a person who spends as little money as possible skinflint
a piece of cloth put over the back of a chair to protect it from grease and dirt or as an ornament. antimacassars
An official document entitling the holder to an amount of food, clothes, or other goods. ration card
Created by: Colleen Frazier