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Part of Speech




to walk at a slow, leisurely pace

apothecary assuaged : beadle :

(n.) (vb.) (n.)

an early form of a pharmacist, apothecaries could also prescribe drugs. to lessen or to calm. a minor city official, lower in rank than either a sheriff or a policeman, whose main duties revolve around preserving order at various civil functions such as trials and town hall meetings. members of a particular church or sect

brethren :


corsets : dictum :

(n.) (n.)

a corset is a ladies undergarment designed to produce a particular effect on the figure. That effect usually results in a slim (or a formal statement of principle and hips, this case, slimmer) waist and larger busts



A domicile is a house or a place where a person lives. If you are domiciled somewhere, that is where you live. the lower edges of a roof which usually project beyond the side of a building When you make a foray, you go somewhere or do something that is unusual or not normal for you. slaves

eaves foray

(n.) (n.)

human chattels :


Context in Book People moved slowly then. They ambled across the square, shuffled in and out of the stores around it, took their time about everything. All we had was Simon Finch, a fur-trapping apothecary from Cornwall whose piety was exceeded only by his stinginess. When it healed, Jem's fears of never being able to play football were assuaged… One night in an excessive spurt of high spirits, the boys …resisted arrest by Maycomb's ancient beadle, Mr. Conner, and locked him in the courthouse outhouse.

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…Simon was irritated by the persecution of those who called themselves methodists at the hand of their more liberal bretren… Of all day Sunday was the day for formal afternoon visiting: ladies wore corsets... So Simon, having forgotten his teacher's dictum on the possession of human chattels, bought three slaves and with their aid established a homestead … …the Cunninghams from Old Sarum, an enormous and confusing tribe domiciled in the northern part of the county… Rain-rotted shingles drooped over the eaves of the veranda; oak trees kept the sun away. Jem threw open the gate and sped to the side of the house, slapped it with his palm and ran back past us, not waiting to see if his foray was successful. So Simon, having forgotten his teacher's dictum on the possession of human chattels, bought three slaves and with their aid established a homestead …


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Idiom She had an acid tongue in her head

Meaning Acid tastes very bitter. Someone with an acid tongue is someone who speaks bitterly or sharply to make a person disgusted or angry to walk very carefully


44 He was trying to get Miss Maudie's goat On the days he carried the watch, Jem walked on eggs She hurt my feelings and set my teeth permanently on edge I waited, on tenderhooks, for Uncle Jack to tell Atticus my side of it. 44

to annoy someone or make them feel nervous To be filled with suspense or anxiety

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Allusion Andrew Jackson Battle of Hastings Disturbance between the North and the South Dracula flivver

Reference 7th President of the United States (1829-1837). a decisive battle in the Norman Conquests of England in 1066 The Civil War (1861-1865) The 1931 film version of the famous vampire story another name for a Model-T ford

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