slightly fat or bulky
He was twelve years old and had lately grown rather
stout, but he was still a majestic-looking pig, with a wise and benevolent appearance in spite of the fact that his tushes had never been cut.
to come to rest, settle
perched themselves on the window-sills, the pigeons fluttered up to the rafters, the sheep and cows lay down behind the pigs and began to chew the cud.
extraordinarily large in extent or amount or power
A white stripe down his nose gave him a somewhat stupid appearance, and in fact he was not of first-rate intelligence, but he was universally respected for his steadiness of character and
tremendous powers of work.
crush as if by stepping on
The two horses had just lain down when a brood of ducklings, which had lost their mother, filed into the barn, cheeping feebly and wandering from side to side to find some place where they would not be
Let us face it: our lives are
miserable, laborious, and short.
organized opposition to authority
That is my message to you, comrades:
the condition of having good fortune
Never listen when they tell you that Man and the animals have a common interest, that the
prosperity of the one is the
prosperity of the others.
mentally quick and resourceful
Weak or strong,
clever or simple, we are all brothers.
cease to exist
It was a dream of the earth as it will be when Man has
deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness
I am old and my voice is
hoarse, but when I have taught you the tune, you can sing it better for yourselves.
vigorous and animated
Snowball was a more
vivacious pig than Napoleon, quicker in speech and more inventive, but was not considered to have the same depth of character.
throw with force or recklessness
With one accord, though nothing of the kind had been planned beforehand, they
flung themselves upon their tormentors.
worthless material that is to be disposed of
The reins, the halters, the blinkers, the degrading nosebags, were thrown on to the
rubbish fire which was burning in the yard.
In the ecstasy of that thought they
gambolled round and round, they hurled themselves into the air in great leaps of excitement.
They tiptoed from room to room, afraid to speak above a whisper and gazing with a kind of awe at the
unbelievable luxury, at the beds with their feather mattresses, the looking-glasses, the horsehair sofa, the Brussels carpet, the lithograph of Queen Victoria over the drawing-room mantelpiece.
not capable of being changed
These Seven Commandments would now be inscribed on the wall; they would form an
unalterable law by which all the animals on Animal Farm must live for ever after.
shining intermittently with a sparkling light
The best known among them was a small fat pig named Squealer, with very round cheeks,
twinkling eyes, nimble movements, and a shrill voice.
moving quickly and lightly
The best known among them was a small fat pig named Squealer, with very round cheeks, twinkling eyes,
nimble movements, and a shrill voice.
of or being the essential or basic part
Some of the animals talked of the duty of loyalty to Mr. Jones, whom they referred to as “Master,” or made
elementary remarks such as “Mr. Jones feeds us. If he were gone, we should starve to death."
a term of address for males engaged in the same movement
Comrades, you have heard already about the strange dream that I had last night."