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around the Horn
around Cape Horn on the southern tip of South America
(p.3)
stowaways
a person who hides aboard a ship, airplane,etc. to get free passage (p.3)
clamoring
demanding loudly (p.3)
California fever
the desire to go to California to find gold (p.3)
heady
reckless and forceful wind (p.3)
slake
to relieve or satisfy with water or liquid;quench (p.5)
impression
idea (p.5)
accommodations
a room; place to stay; lodgings (p.5)
dire accounts
terrible reports (p.6)
lurch
a sudden roll of a ship to one side (p.6)
Old Scratch
the Devil (p.6 & 156)
carpetbags
a traveling bag or suitcase made out of carpeting (p.6)
grape cuttings
a section of a grape plant or vine that has been cut and can be replanted to start a new plant (p.6)
lanky
tall and thin (p.7)
dandies
a man who pays too much attention to his clothes (p.7)
pantaloons
long, tight pants (p.7)
frock-coated
wearing a man's double breasted dress coat with a full skirt reaching to the knees in both the front and in back (p.8)
oilskins
a garment or outfit made from cloth treated with oil to make it waterproof (p.8)
fury
violent anger; wild rage (p.10)
mere jib of a boy
a young boy (p.11)
defraud
cheat (p.11)
plague
a contagious disease (p.11)
Argonauts
a person who went to hunt for gold in California in 1848-49 (p.12)
cholera
an intestinal disease marked by severe vomiting and diarrhea (p.12)
pooling savings
combining or putting their money together (p.13)
tarnation
an expression of anger or annoyance (p.14)
berth
job (p.15)
imposed
placed; set (p.16)
cut purse
thief; robber (p.16)