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Patagonia
a dry grassy region in southern South America. (p.50)
impending
about to happen (p.50)
sea yarns
sea stories and tales that often seem hard to believe (p.50)
vile-tempered
in a wicked, angry, very bad state (p.51)
Strait of Magellan
a channel between the mainland tip of South America & Tierra del Fuego that links the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (p.51)
inclement
rough; severe; stormy (p.51)
to the furious tip of the continent
to the stormy waters and bad weather of Cape Horn (p.51)
notorious
widely but unfavorably known or talked about (p.52)
Tierra del Fuego
a group of islands at the tip of South America (p.52)
troughs
the low, narrow bottom part between waves (p.53)
battening the hatches
fasten canvas over the hatches of a ship, especially in preparing for a storm (p.53)
gale
a strong wind from 32 to 63 miles per hour (p.54)
mite
little (p.55)
the furies of the past 37 days
the violence and fierceness of the weather (p.57)