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reputation
the public or community view of a person (p.130)
someone of consequence
a person of importance (p.130)
basked
enjoyed a warm pleasant feeling (p.130)
notoriety
well known (p.130)
salt pork
pork cured in salt (p.132)
slabber
saliva dripping from the mouth (p.132)
ravine
a long, deep hollow in the earth's surface (p.133)
stubble
the short, bristly growth of a beard (p.134)
Kanakas
Polynesian word for man (p.136)
garrisons
forts (p.136)
paunchy
potbelly (p.136)
plug hat
a man's high silk hat (p.136)
Dos Pesos
Spanish word for "two dollars" (p.136)
coyote hole
a hole dug straight down in the ground trying to reach bedrock (p.139)
coyote-ing
digging gold and washing the dirt from the holes toi find gold (p.139)
bedrock
any solid rock beneath dirt and gravel (p.139)
Long Tom
a wooden trough with a bottom and 2 sides (p.139)
iron riffles
grooves, channels or wire screens in a Long Tom to catch the gold (p.140)
delegation
a group of people sent to speak and act for others (p.140)
reach
the length of a person's extended arm (p.141)
last will and testament
a legal statement of a person's wishes concerning the distribution of his property after death (p.142)
plummet
a lead weight hung on a line to determine how deep water is or whether a wall, door, etc. is vertical (p.144)