Beaufort Chums Vocabulary List

athrill

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Outside there was endless variety, and the air was constantly athrill with excitement.

bluffly

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"Aw, don't let's care," said Ned, bluffly.

boreas

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That night, as he sunk his cheek into his pillow, about to go to sleep, he heard old Boreas sound a fanfare down the flue; and he chuckled and blissfully cuddled into a ball.

campward

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As they turned campward Hal and Ned were conscious that nature's dinner bell was sounding in their interiors.

covetously

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Ned eagerly obeyed; Bob, having no plate, gazed covetously.

cracky

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Cracky!

crimsoning

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The perspiration rolled from the face of Hal, who was at the sculling-oar; dripped into his eyes, and dropped off the end of his crimsoning nose.

doggish

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If the island, formerly his home, recalled any memories to his doggish mind, he showed no will to sit and dream over them.

faugh

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"Faugh!"

fleeter

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Ned, who was fleeter than the others, was the nearest to him.

friskiest

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Of these Bob was the friskiest.

froggy

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The critical Hal insisted that the coffee tasted "froggy"; just the same, he drank it!

gaspy

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How he hissed, with a hoarse, gaspy hiss!

gibed

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"Aw, I'll give you another black eye," gibed Mike, while Ned dodged one well-aimed shot, and caught a second on the leg.

gorry

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"By gorry, the noises are genu-ine, all right," muttered Joe, astonished, and making in the direction whence they seemed to come.

grunter

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Never was a prize grunter fattened so rapidly.

hoaxed

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But as Hal refused to be hoaxed into asking more questions, after a slight pause he continued: "Sam an' me have got to go up to Newton for provisions an' stuff.

hobbledehoy

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At the time of his rescue from the barn by Ned and Hal he was in his hobbledehoy period--in dogs, as in boys, that awkward, sappy state betwixt puppyhood and eye-teethhood.

hurroo

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"Hurroo!

inrushing

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The stream appeared ridiculously small, and was bent and shattered by the storm of inrushing air.

jiminy

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"Jiminy!"

meshy

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Weighted by lead at the bottom, and buoyed by corks at the top, the net now hung straight down from the surface, and formed a meshy wall.

nimrod

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Ned the Nimrod 117 IX.

piggish

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His eyes, almost white, were small and piggish.

pineries

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Up in the northern pineries the heavy snows of the past winter were melting all at once beneath long-continued rains.

plashed

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Thus appealed to, Hal, understanding the situation, took sides with Ned against Bob, and the two boys yelled commands, and splashed with the oars.

puppyhood

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At the time of his rescue from the barn by Ned and Hal he was in his hobbledehoy period--in dogs, as in boys, that awkward, sappy state betwixt puppyhood and eye-teethhood.

rebait

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As on previous occasions, all the other hooks were as bare of bait as of anything else, and Ned had to scrape together every scrap at hand to rebait them.

revarnished

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The scorched house had been repainted and the blistered buggy had been revarnished.

sculled

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The one who rowed sat on a soap-box; the one who sculled--for in the stern was a hole for a sculling-oar--perched on the gunwale.

siree

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"Yes, siree," assured Mr. Russell, who had been watching him with a twinkle in his eyes.

slangily

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assented Hal, slangily.

sousing

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Suddenly Ned drew a big breath, shut his eyes, and ducked under, sousing himself completely.

squshy

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The track was slush down to bare road, and from top to bottom the sled-runners tore through with a "squshy" sound.

stanchly

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assured Ned, stanchly.

thirstier

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He worked as rapidly as he could, considering the poor light, and the impatient remarks of Hal, who was getting thirstier and thirstier.

townward

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"Well," said Ned, gazing after poor Bob, now a speck townward.

towser

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Towser's voice became subdued by distance.

trickiness

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The catfish seemed to be satisfied with what he had accomplished; and still about in the same spot, made no sign of farther trickiness.

unclose

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He outweighed the bulldog, he outdid him in strength and agility, and that canine had a sorry time before the people who gathered could force Bob's teeth to unclose from a certain white fore-leg.

unjointed

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The shadows of the trees were long and pointed, bridging the bayou, when the boys drew in the lines, and unjointed the poles, and counted their fish.

unpiled

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CHAPTER IV THE CAMP AT DEEP CREEK When, of the eleven loads of wood, about three were still unpiled, Ned began to feel need of a change of air.

unreeling

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With tramp of feet and hoarse shouts up raced the rival carts of the Pole Star and Defiance companies, drawn by their volunteers, and unreeling their hose as they came.

unsprinkled

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For himself he left a narrow strip, leading from back stoop to barn, unsprinkled; it was his private slide, and was a constant peril to other back-yard visitors, notably Maggie and Bob.

vestibuled

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With a boost from the brakeman Ned safely landed upon the vestibuled platform.

whooper

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It's the last rally before election, and it will be a whooper."

wiriness

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But whatever advantage came to the one from weight was more than balanced by the other's wiriness and strength of limb gained on river and in wood and field.

yawningly

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The boys yawningly staggered to the water's edge and made their toilet in a tin basin, with the scull-boat for a wash-stand.

yodled

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yodled the boys, fleeing as they shouted.

yodling

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They were poised, all prepared to run like deer if a hostile movement was made against them, when from the beach below arose to them a strenuous yodling: "Oooo-dle--loo-dle--loo-dle--loo-dle!"