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mattock
n. an implement that combines the features of an adz, ax, and pick and is used for digging, grubbing, and chopping
lilac
n. A pale to light or moderate purple.
penitent
adj feeling regret for one's sins; repentant
harness
N. stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart. V. exploit the power of;
skulk
n. 1. To lie in hiding, as out of cowardice or bad conscience; lurk. 2. To move about stealthily. 3. To evade work or obligation; shirk.
glass
v. to scan (a tract of land or forest, for example) with an optical instrument.
swag
n. goods or money obtained illegally. v. droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
sea-wreck
SEAWEED; especially : seaweed cast ashore in masses
excelsior
n. thin curly wood shavings used for packing or stuffing
canister
n. a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm; metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
windfall
n. 1. A sudden, unexpected piece of good fortune or personal gain. 2. Something, such as a ripened fruit, that has been blown down by the wind.
wiry
adj. lean and sinewy
thespian
n. often facetious : an actor or actress
hydraulic
adj. 1. worked by the pressure of water or some other liquid
creak
n. A grating or squeaking sound.