Glossary: Definitions

  • Alloway- a former Scottish village, which is now Ary.
  • Benighted- overtaken by darkness.
  • Boardinghouse-a house in which lodgers rent one or more rooms for one or more nights.
  • Chiding- scold or rebuke.
  • Diabolic- having the qualities of a devil.
  • Hath- archaic third person singular present of have.
  • Lass- a girl or a young woman.
  • Lurk- be or remain hidden so as to wait in ambush for someone or something.
  • Merchants- a businessperson who trades in commodities produced by others, in order to earn a profit.
  • Mute- a person without the power of speech.
  • Sable- a species of marten which inhabits forest environments.
  • Senegal- a country in West Africa.
  • Smacking- have a flavor of; taste of.
  • Synonymous- having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language.
  • Thriving- grow or develop well or vigorously.