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hawkers
a peddler (p.83)
horn spoons
a spoon carved from an ox that was in common use during the gold rush (p.83)
serapes
a woolen blanket, often brightly colored, used as an outer garment (p.83)
mule skinners
a person who drives a team of mules (p.83)
jackboots
a heavy boot of stiff leather from the ankle to the knee (p.83)
sand dredger
a machine that scoops or sucks up sand to clear the channels or harbors (p.83)
Panama
a country in Central America (p.83)
cheroots
a cigar with both ends cut off (p.84)
calomel pills
pills made of white, tasteless powder used as a laxative or for intestinal worms (p.84)
castor oil
a colorless or yellowish oil from castor beans used as a laxative (p.84)
mutton
the meat from a sheep (p.84)
lure
the power of attracting or tempting (p.86)
staves
a thin, shaped strip of wood (p.86)
chestnut
reddish-brown hair (p.86)
ruination
an expression that shows one is ruined or destroyed (p.86)
calico
a cotton cloth (p.87)
China matting
a fabric made of woven grass and straw used as a floor covering and made in China(p.87)
ragamuffin
a dirty, ragged person or child (p.88)
ambled
walk without any hurry or urgency (p.88)
typhoon
a violent windstorm with whirling movements in the westrn Pacific Ocean (p.89)
fiancee
a person to whom one is engaged to marry (p.90)
Cheap Johns
a person whose work is selling things at an auction (p.91)
obliged
to owe someone in kindness or favor (p.92)
lunatic
a crazy person (p.92)
shorn locks
locks or strands of hair that have been cut off (p.92)
Hangtown
the name of the real ming camp during the Gold Rush (p.93)
buckskin
a soft, yellowish gray leather made from the skins of deer or sheep (p.94)
residue
that which is left over after part is taken away; remainder (p.94)