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cooper
a worker who makes or repairs wooden casks, tubs, or barrels
colony
a group of people sent out by a state to a new territory b : the territory in which such colonists live
hogshead
1 : a large cask or barrel; especially : one containing from 63 to 140 gallons
2 : a U.S. measure for liquids equal to 63 gallons
grant (land)
to give the possession or benefit of formally or legally <the king granted land to the settlers>
gentleman
1 : a man of good birth and position
2 : a man of good education and social position
3 : a man with very good manners
charter
an official document granting, guaranteeing, or showing the limits of the rights and duties of the group to which it is given
indentured servant
a poor European who paid for passage to America by signing a contract to work for the person paying their passage. The contract was usually for seven years.
tobacco
1 : any of a genus of chiefly American plants of the nightshade family that have sticky leaves and tube-shaped flowers;
2 : the leaves of cultivated tobacco prepared for use in smoking or chewing or as snuff
cigar
a roll of tobacco leaf for smoking
pirate
a person who commits robbery on the high seas
smallpox
a deadly disease that is caused by a virus and characterized by fever and a rash
longhouse
a long dwelling especially of the Iroquois for several families
slave
a person who is owned by another person and can be sold at the owner's will
dugout canoe
a boat made by hollowing out a log
musket
a muzzle-loading firearm that was once used by soldiers