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"They can win these skirmishes in the woods, but as soon as the British catch them in planned battle they'll be done for." What is the definition of the word skirmishes?
a) hard dry bread or biscuit b) a person who inspects land for the purpose of determining its condition, value, etc. c) a unit of an army typically commanded by a colonel and divided into several groups or companies d) episodes of irregular or unplanned fighting
"Father said that surveyors always knew about the good deals on land and could get rich gambling." What does the word surveyor mean?
a) hard dry bread or biscuit b) a person who inspects land for the purpose of determining its condition, value, etc. c) a unit of an army typically commanded by a colonel and divided into several groups or companies d) episodes of irregular or unplanned fighting
"Sam said his regiment had made a magnificent retreat and the British were lucky they'd got out of it alive." What does the word regiment mean?
a) hard dry bread or biscuit b) a person who inspects land for the purpose of determining its condition, value, etc. c) a unit of an army typically commanded by a colonel and divided into several groups or companies d) episodes of irregular or unplanned fighting
"A lot of times they were on very short rations, eating just hardtack and water day after day." What does the word hardtack mean?
a) hard dry bread or biscuit b) a person who inspects land for the purpose of determining its condition, value, etc. c) a unit of an army typically commanded by a colonel and divided into several groups or companies d) episodes of irregular or unplanned fighting
"The boy has to learn a lesson, he's far too headstrong." What does the word headstrong mean?
a) bulky food such as grass or hay for horses and cattle b) stubborn and determined c) a shallow, flat-bottomed open boat d) to steal goods from, typically using force and in a time of war
"The cows were edging out into the pastures alongside the road looking for forage." What does the word forage mean?
a) bulky food such as grass or hay for horses and cattle b) stubborn and determined c) a shallow, flat-bottomed open boat d) to steal goods from, typically using force and in a time of war
"All that part of Westchester County had gotten to be a kind of no man's land, with roving bands wandering around plundering people." What does the word plundering mean?
a) bulky food such as grass or hay for horses and cattle b) stubborn and determined c) a shallow, flat-bottomed open boat d) to steal goods from, typically using force and in a time of war
"Scattered along the riverbank were docks and wharves with skiffs and rowboats tied up to them." What does the word skiff mean?
a) bulky food such as grass or hay for horses and cattle b) stubborn and determined c) a shallow, flat-bottomed open boat d) to steal goods from, typically using force and in a time of war
"The people in Mohegan heard that a drover from Norfield had been shot two days ago and his cattle driven off." What does the word drover mean?
a) bulky food such as grass or hay for horses and cattle b) stubborn and determined c) behavior or speech pushing people to rebel against the authority of the ruling body d) a person whose occupation is the driving of sheep or cattle
"He said that Sam was too smart a boy to be fooled by sedition." What does the word sedition mean?
a) bulky food such as grass or hay for horses and cattle b) stubborn and determined c) behavior or speech pushing people to rebel against the authority of the ruling body d) a person whose occupation is the driving of sheep or cattle
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