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knitting (v) : to make (a garment, fabric, etc.) by interlocking loops of one or more yarns either by hand with knitting needles or by machine

cloudburst (n) : a sudden violent rainstorm

stamping (v) : bring down (one’s foot) heavily on the ground

pitcher (n) : a large jug

lantern (n) : a lamp with a transparent case protecting the flame or electric bulb, and typically with a handle by which it may be carried or hung

gasp (v) : catch one’s breath with an open mouth, owing to pain or astonishment

shudder (v) : shiver typically as a result of fear or revulsion

attic (n) : a space or room inside or partly inside the roof of a building

splint (n) : a long flat object used as a support for a broken bone so that the bone stays in a particular position while it heals

hark (v) : listen, pay attention

hot cocoa (n) : a hot drink made from cocoa powder mixed with milk or water

squeak (n) : a short, high – pitched sound or cry

Red Cross (n) : an international organization that helps people who are suffering, for example as a result of war, floods, or disease

porch (n) : a covered shelter projecting in front of the entrance of a building

thump (v) : hit and strike heavily, especially with fist or a blunt instrument

pickaback (n) : a piggyback ride, on the back and shoulders of another person

wink (v) : close and open one eye quickly, shine or flash intermittently

bump (v) : knock or run into someone or something with a jolt to hit something with force

scornfully (adv) : feeling or expressing contempt or derision, mocking

lapping (v) : (of water) wash against (something) with a gentle rippling sound, to fold over or around something

drape (n) : long curtains

cracker (n) : a thin dry biscuit, typically eaten with cheese


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