someone you feel sorry for
‘Work it out for yourself,’ the Queen said. ‘What time is it? Ten a.m. In eight hours those nine blood-thirsty brutes will be galloping off to gobble up another couple of dozen unfortunate
wretches. They have to be stopped. We must act fast.’
of imposing height; especially standing out above others
The BFG looked down from his
lofty perch and said, this time to the Head of the Air Force, ‘You is having bellypoppers, is you not?’
a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile
torpedo,’ Sophie said.
in a reluctant manner
‘Well, I suppose we could,’ the Head of the Air Force admitted
take to be the case or to be true
‘Where is this place?’ the Air Force man said to the BFG. ‘I
presume you can pinpoint it on the map?’
‘Where is this place?’ the Air Force man said to the BFG. ‘I presume you can
pinpoint it on the map?’
consideration in dealing with others
The Queen, with her usual admirable
tact and good sense, came to the rescue.
aroused to impatience or anger
The Head of the Army, who was feeling pretty
miffed by the whole business, said, ‘That’s all very well, Your Majesty, but what are we going to do with the blighters once we’ve got them back?’
move quickly in a straight line
The nine pilots in their helicopters suddenly realized they were being left behind. The giant was
a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
They opened their
throttles to full speed, and even then they were only just able to keep up.
secure with or as if with ropes
There were six well-trained efficient men working on each giant and within ten minutes eight out of the nine giants had been
trussed up like chickens and were still snoring contentedly.
satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
There were six well-trained efficient men working on each giant and within ten minutes eight out of the nine giants had been trussed up like chickens and were still snoring
pull or lift up with or as if with a lifting device
Then very slowly, the giants were
winched up into the air, parallel with the ground.
a rapid active commotion
While the giants were being captured, a tremendous
bustle and hustle was going on back home in England.
a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
Every earth-digger and mechanical
contrivance in the country had been mobilized to dig the colossal hole in which the nine giants were to be permanently imprisoned.
make ready for action or use
Every earth-digger and mechanical contrivance in the country had been
mobilized to dig the colossal hole in which the nine giants were to be permanently imprisoned.
uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
Ten thousand men and ten thousand machines worked
ceaselessly through the night under powerful arc-lights, and the massive task was completed only just in time.
raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
The BFG grabbed the dangling rope and was
hoisted out of the pit just in time.
message sent by a device that communicates over a wire
Every country in the world that had in the past been visited by the foul man-eating giants sent
telegrams of congratulations and thanks to the BFG and to Sophie.
humble in spirit or manner
This was arranged, but because the BFG was a very
modest giant, he wouldn’t put his own name on it. He used somebody else’s name instead.