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stockade fencing
an enclosure or pen made with posts and stakes
Conestoga wagon
a broad-wheeled covered wagon formerly used to carry freight across the prairies
adz
a cutting tool that has a thin arched blade set at right angles to the handle and is used chiefly for shaping wood
malaria
a disease caused by protozoan parasites in the red blood cells, passed from one individual to another by the bite of mosquitoes, and marked by periodic attacks of chills and fever
ague
a fever marked by outbreaks of chills, fever, and sweating that recur at regular intervals
ford
a shallow part of a body of water that may be crossed by wading
scow
a large flat-bottomed boat with broad square ends used chiefly for transporting sand, gravel, or refus
calico
cotton cloth especially with a colored pattern printed on one side
gingham
a cotton clothing fabric in plain weave
homestead
a piece of land acquired from U.S. public lands by living on and cultivating it
prairie schooner
a long covered wagon used by pioneers to cross the prairies