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began
covey
a small group of game birds, especially partridges or quail
flushed
drove out from hiding
poised
balanced
purgative
a medicine that cleanses the intestines
slithered
moved or walked with a sliding motion, as a snake; slid unsteadily down a surface, from side to side
varnished
gave a glossy appearance
ailerons
moveable surfaces near the trailing edge of aircraft wings, used for banking
bank
a controlled tilt made by a turning plane
bellowed
roared like a bull; cried out in a deep blaring voice
Mayday
an international radiotelephone distress signal used by ships and aircraft
synchronize
to cause to indicate the same time as with watches; to cause to operate, move, work, at the same rate and exactly together
hangar
shelter for airplanes
indicator
an instrument for automatically making a diagram that shows the pressure in and volume of the working fluid of an engine throughout the cycle
dunes
a sand hill or sand ridge formed by the wind usually in desert regions or near the ocean
horizon
a line or circle that forms the apparent boundary between earth and sky
marina
landing pier for docking small boats
swell
to rise in waves, as the sea
climax
the point in the story when the reader's interest and emotional involvement is at a peak
resolution
the final out come of the conflict and the end of the story