Little Town on the Prairie Glossary

Little Town on the Prairie Glossary

Allegiance

Loyalty to a person or sovereign or country

Anvil

A flat top iron block that someone forging metals would work on

Calico

A plain white or unbleached cotton cloth

Corset

A close fitting undergarment worm by women designed to narrow the waistline

Crochet

A handicraft where yarn is made into fabric using a hooked needle called a crochet hook

Dignity

Bearing, a way of appearing with honor and respect

Dumbfounded

Nonplussed, confounded

Endeavored

Attempting in earnest

Glib

Fluent and talkative but insincere and shallow

Husk

Dry outer covering of some fruits and vegetables

Ignorant

Ill-mannered or uncouth

Impertinent

Rude or insolent

Jubilee

Anniversary or time of rejoicing

Lumber

Logs and timber cut and prepared for use

Mercenaries

Soldiers who join the army of the highest bidder regardless of country or loyalty

Multitude

A gathering of great number

Muslin

A fine, delicate woven cotton fabric

Nubia

Ancient Egypt

Quaker

Christian devoted to peace

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