The Book of Negroes Glossary

The Book of Negroes Glossary


state a fact or belief confidently and forcefully.cause others to recognize (one's authority or a right) by confident and forceful behavior.behave or speak in a confident and forceful manner.


prepare and use (land) for crops or gardening.try to acquire or develop (a quality, sentiment, or skill).


the sport of flying in a glider.


well meaning and kindly.(of an organization) serving a charitable rather than a profit-making purpose.


accept or yield to a superior force or to the authority or will of another person.present (a proposal, application, or other document) to a person or body for consideration or judgment.


to make a gesture that indicates someone to approach


(of a person) pull or drag with effort or force.(of a vehicle) pull (an attached trailer or load) behind it.a quantity of something that was stolen or is possessed illegally.a distance to be traversed.

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