Counting On Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop

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bobbin: a spool that holds thread

doffer: a bobbin girl or someone who puts bobbins over a spindle.

frames: looms, Spindles

hook: a tool to clean frames, and in between the gears.

peddled: to travel to sell goods; pedlar

roving: 1. to card wool 2. to put fibers through eye or opening 3. to stretch/twist  fibers before spinning; sliver

sliver: (pronounced like driver) strands of thread that lie separate next to one 
           another flat. 

      spinner: someone who spins wool into thread.

      till: a drawer or small chest to store money in; purse
      ex. Money in the till.

Lyddie Glossary

Chapter 1 :  

(page 2) Tentatively.  Meaning to do something uncertainly or cautiously.

(page 3)  Dislodge.  Meaning to remove from or leave position.

(page 3) Loped. Meaning to run in long and easy strides or to canter.

(page 4) Adequate. Meaning enough or just barely enough.

(page 4) Adversary. Meaning opponent.

(page 5) Hearth. Meaning the floor of the fireplace

(page 5) Vain.  Meaning 1. Excessively proud 2.unsuccessful 3.empty of substance

(page 6) Specter. Meaning unpleasant prospect

(page 6) Trousseau. Bridal clothes and linen

(page 7) Abolitionists. An opponent of slavery or somebody who seeks to ban something.

(page 7) Heathens.  An offensive term that deliberately insults somebody's way of life, degree of knowledge, or nonbelief in religion

Chapter 2:

(page 10) Dubious. Unsure about the outcome  or uncertain of quality

(page 10) Heifer. A young cow

(page 13) Privy. Meaning toilet.

(page 13) Adherence. Support.

(page 16) Coinage. Currency or coins

Chapter 3:

(page 18) Merino. Sheep bred for wool

(page 19) Haughty. Condescending (behaving in a superior or arrogant way)

(page 21) Pendulum. Meaning something that changes regularly or a hanging weight.

(page 23) Servitude. State of slavery or subjection.

Chapter 4;

(page 29) Calicoes. Bright or white cotton cloth.

(page 30) Pleasantry. Meaning agreeable conversation or a polite remark

(page 30) Hinder. Meaning to get in the way of.

(page 32) Audibly. Being heard. 

Chapter 5:

(page 35) Perpetually. Meaning forever or repeatedly

(page 35) Ailing. In poor condition or ill.

(page 37) Biddy. an offensive term for a woman whose behavior is regarded as fussing or interfering

Chapter 6:

(page 40) Fugitive. Meaning someone who runs away.

 (page 41) Notions. And idea,impression, or desire

Chapter 7:
(page 46) Conscience. A sense of right or wrong. Shared moral viewpoint.(page 49) sloughs. A deep muddy hole. A hole filled with water or a swampy area.

(page 51) Foreboding. Meaning ominous.

Chapter 8:

(page 54) Rollicking. Boisterous.

(page 55) Aristocratic. A characteristic of established wealth or nobility.

(page 56) Roguish. Dishonest or mischievous.

(page 57) Disgruntled.  To be irritated or dissatisfied.

(page 58) Pew. A church or synagogue bench.

(page 58) Deterred. Restrained from taking action.

(page 58) Scrivener. is a professional copyist or scribe.
Chapter 9:

(page 62) Din. Loud, persistent noise.

(page 65) Dexterity. Quick wits or physical skill.


Lyddie Glossary


Chapter 10:

(page 74) Strenuous. Meaning forceful

(page 76) Inferno. A heliish place.

Chapter 11:

(page 81) Blacklisted. To be on a list of disapproved people.

(page 81) Proficient. To be very skilled.

(page 82) Feigning. To pretend something.

Chapter 12:

(page 91) Pompous. Selfimportant or ceremonially grand.

(page 92) Veritable. Absolute.

Chapter 13:

(page 98) Cajoled. Persuading someone gently.

(page 100) Subsidize. To pay for part of something or to give money to.

Chapter 14:

(page 111) Wry. Meaning twisted, amusing or ironic.

(page 114) Parcel. Meaning something wrapped up.

Chapter 15:

(page  118) Stout. Meaning courageous, determined, and/or strong.

(page 121) Fortnight. Meaning two weeks of time.

(page 121) Premises. Land and buildings or part or all of a building.

Chapter 16:

(page 127) Pence. The plural of a penny

(page 128) Prissy. Behaving in a very prudish or proper way.

(page 129) Croon. Meaning to sing or murmur gently.

(page 130) Concoction. Meaning a new and unusual mixture.

Chapter 17:

(page 132) Infallible. Incapable of failing. 

(page 134) Consort. To associate with or spend time in the company of somebody undesirable

(page 137) Begrudge. Not wanting to give, or to resent something somebody has.

(page 138) Phrenologist. Meaning the study of bumps on a skull.

Chapter 18:

(page 141) Homespun. Rough cloth woven on the power loom. Made by hand at home, or made of homespun fabric

(page 142) Carpetbag. A traveling bag.

Chapter 19:

(page 149) Jostling. To knock against others.

(page 149 Operatives. Workers or skilled workers.

(page 151) Droning. Talking in a boring voice.

(page 151) Adjourned. To postpone a meeting, or to stop doing something.

Chapter 20:

(page 155) Scrupulous, having moral integrity or being very precise.

(page 157) Ewe. A female sheep.

(page 158) Bobbin. A cylinder wound with thread or wire.

(page 159) Tumult. Meaning a noisy commotion.

(page 159) Ample. Meaning large or more than enough

(page 161) Stagnant. Meaning foul or stale.

(page 162) Corridor. A passage inside of a building.  
Chapter 21:(page 162) Rivulet.  A small flow or a little stream(page 162) Turpitude. Extreme immorality or wickedness.(page 168) Papist. An offensive term for a member of the Roman Catholic Church.Chapter 22:(page 173) Dilute. To make or become thinner. To lessen strength._sarah dintino

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