Glossary

Abash- case to feel embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed

Alternating- occur in turn repeatedly

Brier- rosebushes or prickly plants

Cast- cause to appear on the surface

Cowslip- flowering plant

Derive- obtain something from

Dewdrops- water drops on the leaf of the plant

Earthy- direct and uninhibited; hearty

Extremity- the furthest point or limit of something

Fray- unravel or become worn at the edge

Idylls- short poem, descriptive of rustic life

Lance- a weapon or spear designed to be used by a mounted warrior

Lays- put down carefully

Pensioners- a person who collects pension, most commonly because of a retirement from the workforce.

Rhyming- have or end with a sound that corresponds to each another.