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sacrifice
something offered to a diety
water buffalo
slow, powerful ox-like animal
engineer
one who puts scientific knowledge to practical use
civil service
work for the government
gun powder
explosive mixture of sulfur, saltpeter, and charcoal
crossbow
weapon made of a bow and stock with bolts released by a trigger
Great Wall
Stone and earth wall built across N. China, about 1500 mi. long, 15-30 ft. high, 12-20 ft. wide
Yin and Yang
opposite forces in Chinese philosophy
harmony
combination of parts into a pleasing whole
technology
applied science
steppe
great plain with few trees
silk
fine, soft, shiny fiber from the cocoons of silk worms
larvae
early forms of animals that change structure
jade
hard stone usually green or white used in jewelry and carving
bamboo
tropical grass resembling trees whose jointed woody stems are used for light construction
bronze
metal alloy of copper and tin
tea
evergreen plant whose dried and prepared leaves are used to make a beverage
rice paddy
field where rice, an aquatic cereal grass, is grown
cavalry
combat troops mounted on horses
armor
protective covering