a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
Even if you said you had to go to the
lavatory, that was not accepted as an excuse and they punished you just the same.
conceal or hide
This time Sophie really did scream, but only for a second because very quickly the huge hand clamped down over her blanket and the scream was
smothered by the bedclothes.
providing no shelter or sustenance
He went rattling through a great forest, then down into a valley and up over a range of hills as bare as concrete, and soon he was galloping over a
desolate wasteland that was not quite of this earth.
rise and move up and down, as in waves
His great chest was
heaving in and out.
a secluded place, corner, or recessed area
There were jars everywhere. They were piled up in the corners. They filled every
nook and cranny of the cave.
a small opening or crevice
There were jars everywhere. They were piled up in the corners. They filled every nook and
cranny of the cave.
a sleeveless garment worn under a jacket and over a shirt
Sophie saw that under the cloak he was wearing a sort of collarless shirt and a dirty old leather
waistcoat that didn’t seem to have any buttons.
of a strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
‘You is trying to change the subject,’ the Giant said
a knitted sweater that can be fastened up the front
‘Don’t gobblefunk around with words. I will now give you another example. Human beans from Jersey has a most disgustable woolly tickle on the tongue,’ the Giant said. ‘Human beans from Jersey is tasting of
sing by changing register rapidly
‘I cannot possibly allow anyone, even little girls, to be SEEING me and staying at home. The first thing you would be doing, you would be scuddling around
yodelling the news that you were actually SEEING a giant, and then a great giant-hunt, a mighty giant look-see, would be starting up all over the world..."
‘If you do go back, you will be telling the world,’ said the BFG, ‘most likely on the telly-telly
bunkum box and the radio squeaker. So you will just have to be staying here with me for the rest of your life.’
complete and without restriction
The giants were all naked except for a sort of short skirt around their waists, and their skins were burnt by the sun. But it was the
sheer size of each one of them that boggled Sophie’s brain most of all.
overcome with amazement
The giants were all naked except for a sort of short skirt around their waists, and their skins were burnt by the sun. But it was the sheer size of each one of them that
boggled Sophie’s brain most of all.
drink greedily or as if with great thirst
‘All of them is
guzzling human beans every night,’ the BFG answered.
a soft lump or portion of something, especially food
‘All of them excepting me. That is why you will be coming to an ucky-mucky end if any of them should ever be getting his gogglers upon you. You would be swalloped up like a piece of frumpkin pie, all in one
excessively hot and humid; marked by sweating and faintness
‘And then again, if it is a frotsy night and the giant is fridging with cold, he will probably point his nose towards the
swultering hotlands to guzzle a few Hottentots to warm him up.’
turn on a pivot
‘Sometimes, on a very clear night,’ the BFG said, ‘and if I is swiggling my ears in the right direction,’—and here he
swivelled his great ears upwards so they were facing the ceiling—‘if I is swiggling them like this and the night is very clear, I is sometimes hearing faraway music coming from the stars in the sky.’
with strained or eager attention
The BFG moved his great ears this way and that, listening
make a sucking sound
‘That is a
squelching tricky problem around here,’ the BFG answered.
without respect; in a disdainful manner
‘They is common animals,’ said the BFG
the distance around something, especially a person's body
It was as thick around its
girth as a perambulator.
Perambulator is a British word for "baby carriage" and is often shortened to
rough to the touch
It was black with white stripes along its length. And it was covered all over with
marked by or showing hopelessness
The Big Friendly Giant looked suddenly so
forlorn that Sophie got quite upset.
mix up or confuse
Sophie felt herself getting a little
charming in a childlike or naive way
Once again that sad
winsome look came into the BFG’s eyes.