any of a genus (Alnus) of toothed-leaved trees or shrubs of the birch family that have catkins which become woody, that typically grow in cool moist ground, and that have wood used especially in turnery (m-w.com)
a horse whose rider is wearing spurs to make it go faster
doing something quickly and without much forethought
covered with a thin layer of gold
shocked and horrified
Paul Revere’s Ride Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for Paul Revere’s Ride is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.