the fallen Bastille The capture of the famous Paris fortress

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the fallen Bastille  The capture of the famous Paris fortress-prison signaled the beginning of the  French Revolution in 1789. Flemish horse  a rope used as a foothold. forecastle  the area on the bow (forward end) of the ship where the sailors live. forechains  chains at the bow (front) of the ship that connect to the anchor. foremast  the front mast. foreyard . . . mainyard  Billy is hanged from the yardarm holding the mainsail rather than from a  lower one, as is the usual practice. Fra Angelico's seraphs  angels painted by Giovanni da Fiesole (1387–1455), known as "Fra  Angelico," or the angelic friar. free from cant  One reason that Vere likes Montaigne's writing is that it is straightforward and easy to  understand. frigates  smaller, lighter warships used for reconnaissance more than heavy fighting. fustian  pompous, extravagant speech.
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Unformatted text preview: the glittering dental satire of a Guise the toothy smile of a deceiver like one of the Guises, a powerful Ducal family of Renaissance Italy. the good-natured poet's famous invocation a quotation from Book IV of Martial's Epigrams. the Graces three sisters from Greek mythology who bestowed charm and beauty. groundlings inferior sailors. Haden's etching a work of art by Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818–1910). halyards ropes used to raise and lower sails. Ham In Genesis 9:22–25, Ham is Noah's son and father of many nations. Tradition claims that Noah cursed Ham's offspring with black skin because Ham dishonored his father. hardtack a ship's biscuits. harness of breeching and strong side-tackles the devices that anchor back and sides of cannons to prevent them from jolting out of position....
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  • ham, Fra Angelico, Francis Seymour Haden, Giovanni da Fiesole, famous Paris fortress­prison, groundlings inferior sailors

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