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Friday, August 31, 2012 Objectives: I can identify and correct run-ons and fragments. I can define vocabulary words for a short story. . Key Terms : 1. Game 2. Yacht 3. cliffs 4. Chateau 5. Gargoyle 6. Cossack 7. Ennui 8. Knouter 9. zealous 10. World War I 11. Trench Warfare
By Richard Connell
Yacht= A yacht is a recreational boat or ship. The term originated from the DutchJacht meaning "hunt". It was originally defined as a light fast sailing vessel used by the Dutch navy to pursue pirates and other transgressors around and into the shallow waters of the Low Countries.
Chateau=is a manor house or residence of the lord of the manor or a country house of nobility or gentry, with or without fortifications, originally—and still most frequently—in French-speaking regions. The word château is also used for castles in French.
Gargoyle 1. a waterspout carved in the form of a grotesque face or creature and projecting from a roof gutter, especially of a Gothic church; used to scare away evil2. any grotesque ornament or projection, esp. on a building
Knouter = A Knout is an enormous whip that was used for punishment; it often resulted in death. So the knouter was the man with the knout.
I felt a palpable sense of relief.
The attraction between them was palpable.
Warfare in which opposing armed forces attack, counterattack, and defend from relatively permanent systems of trenches dug into the ground. The opposing systems of trenches are usually close to one another. Trench warfare is resorted to when the superior firepower of the defense compels the opposing forces to “dig in” so extensively as to sacrifice their mobility in order to gain protection.
A trench system may begin simply as a collection of foxholes hastily dug by troops using their entrenching tools. These holes may subsequently be deepened so that a soldier can safely stand up in one of them, and the individual foxholes may be connected by shallow crawl trenches. From this beginning a system of more permanent trenches may be constructed. In making a trench, soil from the excavation is used to create raised walls running both in front of and behind the trench. Within the trench are firing positions along a raised forward step called a fire step, and duckboards are placed on the often muddy bottom of the trench to provide secure footing.