harrow - Languedoc, historical region of southern France....

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
harrow-teeth  wood or metal spikes used to plow land. high-toned  aristocratic or snobbish. hived  robbed. irish potato  the common white potato; so called because extensively cultivated in Ireland. jackstaff  an iron rod or wooden bar on a ship to which the sails are fastened. jimpson weed  jimson weed; a poisonous annual weed (Datura stramonium) of the nightshade  family, with foul-smelling leaves, prickly fruit, and white or purplish, trumpet-shaped flowers. juice harp  jew's harp, a small musical instrument consisting of a lyre-shaped metal frame held  between the teeth and played by plucking a projecting bent piece with the finger. Langudoc
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Languedoc, historical region of southern France. lay in ambuscade hide in ambush. liberty-pole a tall flagstaff planted in the ground. melodeum melodeon; a small keyboard organ. mesmerism hypnotism. Methusalem Methuselah, one of the biblical patriarchs who was said to live 969 years. mud-cat a catfish. Muddy the Mississippi River. muggins a fool. mulatter mulatto, a person who has one black parent and one white parent. mullen stalks stalks of the mullein, a tall plant of the figwort family, with spikes of yellow, lavender, or white flowers. mushmelon a cantaloupe or other moderate sized melon....
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online