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misbegotten
unlawfully or improperly begotten; illegitamite
pallets
beds of straw; small or poor beds
lamentation
loud grief; cries of sorrow; mourning; wailing
raidings
sudden attacks and seizing what is inside
trod
walked on
dissuade
persuade not to do something; advise against
whetted
made keen or eager; stimulated
headland
point of high land jutting out into water; cape
loom
appear dimly or vaguely as a large; threatening shape
capes
points of land extending into the water
strand
shore; land bordering a sea, lake or river
battle-girdings
battle clothes; battle furnishings
carousing
a noisy revel or drinking party
gabled
built with gables; having or forming gables, which are ends of a ridged roof, with the three-cornered piece of wall that it covers
apportion
divide and give out in fair shares; distribute according to some rule
bolster
a long, firmly stuffed pillow, placed under the softer pillows on a bed or used as a back on a couch
mead
an alcoholic drink made from fermented honey and water
wrench
twist or pull violently
ravager
one who does great damage or destroys
marauder
one who goes about in search of plunder
claimants
persons who make a claim
girt
fastened with a belt or girdle
sunder
seperate; part; sever; split
strident
having a harsh sound; creaking; grating; shrill
plaint
complaint; lament
pinioned
bound or tied to something
tendons
tough, strong band or cores of fibrous tissue
flagging
getting tired; growing weak; drooping
dire
causing great fear or suffering; dreadful
constraint
a holding baack of natural feelings; forced or unnatural manner; confinement
boars
wild pigs having dense, dark bristles
retinue
group of attendants or retainers; following
reconnoitre
approach and examine or observe in order to learn something
hoary
old; ancient
turbid
thick; dense; dark
sea-drakes
male sea ducks
sally
set out briskly or boldly
lurker
one who waits out of sight, is hidden, unsuspected, or moves about in a secret and sly manner
hale
strong and well; healthy
stinting
being careful in using; limiting
formidable
hard to overcome; hard to deal with; to be dreaded
descried
caught sight of, were able to see
prowess
bravery; daring