The Witches

The Witches Glossary

sizzling

very hot

territory

an area of land under jurisdiction of a ruler

squelch

forcibly silence or suppress

squiggle

squirm and wriggle about

barghest

a ghost or goblin appearing in the form of a large dog

ravine

a deep, narrow, gorge

gospel

a teaching or revelation

porpoise

a small toothed whale with a blunt snout

scalp

the skin covering a head

droppings

the excrement of certain animals

bilberry

the small berry of the bilberry shrub, closely related to the blueberry

pheasant

a large showy game bird

witchophile

one who studies witches

conker

a horse chestnut tree

vile

horrid, gross, disgusting

tommyrot

nonsense, rubbish

chambermaid

a maid who cleans bedrooms, normally in a hotel

currant

a small dried fruit made from a type of grape

nits

the eggs of a louse or other parasitic small organism

turpentine

a volatile oil distilled from pine wood

cankered

infected, rotted

frumptious

to be angry or sad

mackerel

a migratory fish, used for food

ruddy

euphism for bloody, as an expletive

flagstones

a flat stone slab used in paving

bosom

a woman's chest

sherry

a dry wine, often used for cooking

twerp

an annoying person