Paul Revere's Ride Glossary

Paul Revere's Ride Glossary

belfry

a bell tower

barracks

a group of buildings to house military personnel

stealthy

marked by quiet and caution and secrecy

somber

grave or gloomy in character

spectral

a phantom in appearance

girth

the band around a horse holding the saddle in place

tranquil

serene ane peaceful

aghast

taken aback by fear or horror

defiant

stubborn resistance to authority

peril

at danger or risk

linger

hanging around with a hesitancy to leave

tramp

to walk with heavy footfall

grenadier

infantryman equipped with grenades

impetuous

decisions made on instinct

magnify

to increase in size

gilded

covered with a thin layer of gold

muffled

a sound with volume deadened or reduced

sentinel

a person employed who keeps watch with the purpose of letting people know how events turn out

muster

to bring together for a purpose

stride

to walk with long, loping steps

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