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Word: gnawed
Sentence: P. 76 The foxes came when I was cooking my food and stood outside gazing through the cracks, and the wild dogs also came, gnawing at the whale ribs, growling because they could not get in.
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Word: rival
Sentence: P. 83 Quickly he overtook his rival and with a single thrust of his shoulders overturned him.
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Word: brackish
Sentence: P. 71 The spring was better than the one near the headland, being less brackish and having a steadier flow of water.
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Word: stalking
Sentence: P.88 I knew the wild dogs would come back and they did as night fell, stalking around in the brush until morning, but not venturing close.
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Word: legend
Sentence: P.75 There was a legend among our people that the island had once been covered with tall trees.
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Word: reed
Sentence: P.77 For cooking seeds and roots I wove a tight basket of fine reeds, which was easy because I had learned how to do it from my sister Ulape.
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Word: sandpit
Sentence: P.73 I sang as I went down the trail to the beach and along the beach to the sandpit.
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Word: forbade
Sentence: P. 80 I thought again about the law that forbade women to make weapons.
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Word: sinew
Sentence: P.74 I would have used seal sinew to bind the ribs together, for this is stronger than kelp, but wild animals like it and soon would have gnawed the fence down.
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Word: ancestor
Sentence: P. 89 A long time before this my ancestors had used the cave, why I do not know, and along the walls on each side they had cut figures in the stone.
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Word: basin
Sentence: P. 89 Near the opening of the cave they had also cut two deep basins in the stone, which I decided to use for storing water since they held much more than the baskets.
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Word: crevice
Sentence: P.112 From the sunny cliffs, in the crevices where no one would think anything could grow, sprang the little red and yellow fountains of the comul bush.
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