very good; of the highest quality
"This is going to be perfectly
splendid. That old chap will let us do anything we like."
a piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes
And shortly after that they looked into a room that was quite empty except for one big
wardrobe; the sort that has a looking-glass in the door.
bend one's back forward from the waist on down
"I wonder is that more moth-balls?" she thought,
stooping down to feel it with her hands.
a brief or incomplete view
She looked back over her shoulder and there, between the dark tree-trunks, she could still see the open doorway of the wardrobe and even catch a
glimpse of the empty room from which she had set out.
From the waist upwards he was like a man, but his legs were shaped like a goat's (the hair on them was
glossy black) and instead of feet he had goat's hoofs.
a wrapped package
And when he saw Lucy he gave such a start of surprise that he dropped all his
characterized by or causing or expressing sadness
"Ah!" said Mr. Tumnus in a rather
melancholy voice, "if only I had worked harder at geography when I was a little Faun, I should no doubt know all about those strange countries.
be larger in power, status, or importance
Daughter of Eve from the far land of Spare Oom where eternal summer
reigns around the bright city of War Drobe, how would it be if you came and had tea with me?
"Mr. Tumnus! Mr. Tumnus!" said Lucy in great
distress. "Don't! Don't! What is the matter?
twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid
He merely took the handkerchief and kept on using it,
wringing it out with both hands whenever it got too wet to be any more use, so that presently Lucy was standing in a damp patch.
calm by deception
Would you believe that I'm the sort of Faun to meet a poor innocent child in the wood, one that had never done me any harm, and pretend to be friendly with it, and invite it home to my cave, all for the sake of
lulling it asleep and then handing it over to the White Witch?
deserving or inciting pity
And she'll have my tail cut off, and my horns sawn off, and my beard plucked out, and she'll wave her wand over my beautiful cloven hoofs and turn them into horrid solid hoofs like a
exceptionally bad or displeasing
"And I do hope you won't get into
dreadful trouble on my account."
not exceptional in any way
"Why, you goose," said Susan, putting her head inside and pulling the fur coats apart, "it's just an
ordinary wardrobe, look! there's the back of it."
something intended to deceive
"A jolly good
hoax, Lu," he said as he came out again, "you have really taken us in, I must admit. We half believed you."
showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt
The two elder ones did this without meaning to do it, but Edmund could be
spiteful, and on this occasion he was
laugh at with contempt and derision
He sneered and
jeered at Lucy and kept on asking her if she'd found any other new countries in other cupboards all over the house.
move away from each other
Susan was "It" and as soon as the others
scattered to hide, Lucy went to the room where the wardrobe was.
difficult to analyze or understand
The house was so large and
complicated and full of hiding places that she thought she would have time to have one look into the wardrobe and then hide somewhere else.
feel about uncertainly or blindly
He didn't like this at all and began
groping wildly in every direction; he even shouted out.
made from or covered with gold
The reindeer were about the size of Shetland ponies and their hair was so white that even the snow hardly looked white compared with them; their branching horns were
gilded and shone like something on fire when the sunrise caught them.
of a strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
It was a beautiful face in other respects, but proud and cold and
a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
"And how, pray, did you come to enter my
a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
Edmund did not like this arrangement at all but he dared not disobey; he stepped on to the sledge and sat at her feet, and she put a fold of her fur
mantle around him and tucked it well in.
given to questioning
At first Edmund tried to remember that it is rude to speak with one's mouth full, but soon he forgot about this and thought only of trying to shovel down as much Turkish Delight as he could, and the more he ate the more he wanted to eat, and he never asked himself why the Queen should be so
influenced as by charms or incantations
Probably the Queen knew quite well what he was thinking; for she knew, though Edmund did not, that this was
enchanted Turkish Delight and that anyone who had once tasted it would want more and more of it, and would even, if they were allowed, go on eating it till they killed themselves.
a person connected by blood or marriage
"Oh, but if I took you there now," said she, "I shouldn't see your brother and your sisters. I very much want to know your charming
appeal or request earnestly
"But I don't even know the way back to my own country,"
communicate by means of an action, gesture, or sound
While she spoke, she
signalled to the Dwarf to drive on, but as the sledge swept away out of sight, the Queen waved to Edmund calling out, "Next time! Next time! Don't forget. Come soon."
providing or experiencing physical unease
Edmund was already feeling
uncomfortable from having eaten too many sweets, and when he heard that the Lady he had made friends with was a dangerous witch he felt even more