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hoop
n. a rigid circular band of metal or wood
streak
a long, narrow mark, smear, band of color
canebrake
n. a dense growth of cane (especially giant cane)
encroach
v. 1. (often foll by on or upon) to intrude gradually, stealthily, or insidiously upon the rights, property, etc., of another 2. to advance beyond the usual or proper limits
windowsill
n. The horizontal member at the base of a window opening.
cannonade
n. intense and continuous artillery fire
eddy
n. 1. A current, as of water or air, moving contrary to the direction of the main current, especially in a circular motion. 2. A drift or tendency that is counter to or separate from a main current, a
gangly
adj. tall and thin and having long slender limbs
bedlam
n. A place or situation of noisy uproar and confusion; pejorative terms for an insane asylum
harrow
n. A farm implement consisting of a heavy frame with sharp teeth or upright disks, used to break up and even off plowed ground.
pantry
n. a small room or cupboard in which provisions, cooking utensils, etc., are kept; larder.
palisade
n. 1. a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground, esp for defence 2. one of the stakes used in such a fence
lurch
v. to move suddenly or unevenly forward; to roll to one side.
phalanx
formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
grated
v.intr. To make a harsh rasping sound by or as if by scraping or grinding.