Fred Gipson's Old Yeller

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  1. aggravated
    made more severe or intense especially in law
  2. astride
    with one leg on each side
  3. binding
    executed with proper legal authority
  4. bit
    a small piece or quantity of something
  5. blat
    cry plaintively
  6. boar
    an uncastrated male hog
  7. bob
    move up and down repeatedly
  8. braided
    woven by (or as if by) braiding
  9. briar
    Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips
  10. broadside
    with a side facing an object
  11. butter churn
    a vessel in which cream is agitated to separate butterfat from buttermilk
  12. buzzard
    a vulture common in South America and the southern U.S.
  13. canyon
    a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
  14. carcass
    the dead body of an animal
  15. careen
    move at high speed and in an uncontrolled way
  16. castration
    surgical removal of the testes or ovaries
  17. clamp
    a device that holds things firmly together
  18. clout
    (boxing) a blow with the fist
  19. coil
    a round shape formed by a series of connected loops
  20. colt
    a young male horse under the age of four
  21. commotion
    a disorderly outburst or tumult
  22. copperhead
    common coppery brown pit viper of upland eastern United States
  23. cornbread
    bread made primarily of cornmeal
  24. dingy
    thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot
  25. doe
    the mature female of mammals such as deer
  26. drool
    saliva spilling from the mouth
  27. drought
    a shortage of rainfall
  28. dun
    a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color
  29. entrails
    internal organs collectively
  30. fib
    a trivial lie
  31. flank
    the side between ribs and hipbone
  32. flinch
    draw back, as with fear or pain
  33. foul
    highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
  34. frantic
    marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
  35. frayed
    worn away or tattered along the edges
  36. frazzle
    exhaust physically or emotionally
  37. fretful
    nervous and unable to relax
  38. fussy
    exacting especially about details
  39. gnarled
    old and twisted and covered in lines
  40. hamstring
    one of the tendons at the back of the knee
  41. haunch
    the upper part of the leg of an animal, often used for food
  42. heave
    lift or elevate
  43. heifer
    young cow
  44. hideous
    grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
  45. hilt
    the handle of a sword or dagger
  46. knoll
    a small natural hill
  47. lunge
    the act of moving forward suddenly
  48. mange
    a skin disease causing inflammation, itching, and hair loss
  49. maul
    injure badly
  50. mournful
    expressing sorrow
  51. mule
    hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse
  52. muzzle
    forward projecting part of the head of certain animals
  53. nettle
    plant having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation
  54. plague
    any large-scale calamity
  55. poultice
    a medical dressing spread on a cloth and applied to the skin
  56. prickly pear
    cacti having spiny flat joints and oval fruit that is edible in some species; often used as food for stock
  57. prowl
    move about in or as if in a predatory manner
  58. puny
    of inferior size
  59. recollect
    recall knowledge from memory
  60. reeking
    giving off a strong unpleasant smell
  61. roan
    having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or grey
  62. rogue
    a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
  63. romp
    play boisterously
  64. roost
    a perch on which birds or bats rest or sleep
  65. rout
    an overwhelming defeat
  66. rowdy
    disturbing the public peace; loud and rough
  67. shabby
    showing signs of wear and tear
  68. shedding
    the process whereby something is shed
  69. shoat
    a young pig
  70. shucks
    an expression of disappointment or irritation
  71. shudder
    tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
  72. sober
    not affected by a chemical substance, especially alcohol
  73. solemn
    dignified and somber in manner or character
  74. sow
    place seeds in or on the ground for future growth
  75. speckled
    having a pattern of dots
  76. stench
    a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
  77. sternness
    uncompromising resolution
  78. sulk
    be in a huff and display one's displeasure
  79. sumptuous
    rich and superior in quality
  80. tallow
    a hard substance used for making soap and candles
  81. tortilla
    thin unleavened pancake made from cornmeal or wheat flour
  82. tote
    carry with difficulty
  83. trace
    an indication that something has been present
  84. tush
    the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  85. varmint
    any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable
  86. venison
    meat from a deer used as food
  87. wallow
    roll around
  88. wallow
    roll around
  89. watercress
    any of several water-loving cresses
  90. wedge
    something solid that can be pushed between two things
  91. whet
    sharpen by rubbing
  92. withers
    the highest part of the back at the base of an animal's neck
  93. writhing
    moving in a twisting or snake-like or wormlike fashion
Created on February 5, 2010

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