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expand
To increase in quantity or scope
distant
Not close in relationship
cotton gin
A machine that separates the seeds, hulls, and foreign material from cotton
husking
A gathering of farm families to husk corn
preserves
Fruit canned or made into jams or jellies or cooked whole or in large pieces with sugar so as to keep its shape
bobbing(for apples)
Grasping or making a grab with the teeth for apples
sod house
A house built of turfs laid in horizontal layers
patent
An official document conferring a right or privilege
bondage
Involuntary personal servitude
lumberjack
A logger; one who cuts tress for lumber or to clear land of trees in lumbering
stagecoach
A horse-drawn passenger and mail coach running on a regular schedule between established stops
locomotive
An engine that moves under its own power
mule
A machine for drawing or twisting fiber into yarn or thread and winding it onto spindles
barge
A broad flat bottomed boat used chiefly in harbors and on rivers and canals
trestle
A braced framework of timbers or steel for carrying a road or railroad over a depression
temperance movement
A movement which attempts to greatly reduce the amount of alcohol consumed or even prohibit its production and consumption entirely.
interchangeable parts
Permitting mutual substitution
abolitionist
A person who is in favor of aboloshing esp. slavery
alcohol
A colorless volatile flammable liquid that is the intoxicating agent in fermented and distrilled liquors
panic
A sudden widespread fright concerning financial affairs that induces hurried selling resulting in a sharp fall in prices
lithography
The process of printing from a plane surface on which the image to be printed is ink-receptive and the blank area ink-repellent
suffrage
The right of voting or a vote given in deciding a controverted question or in electing a person to office
expansion
The act or process of expanding.
Manifest Destiny
The idea widespread during the 1840's and 1850's that the U.S. was destined to extend its boundaries to the Pacific