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buffalo chips
dry dung of the buffalo, or bison, used for fuel
padre
Etymology: from Spanish or Italian or Portuguese padre "priest," literally, "father," all from Latin pater "father" --related to
chalky
1 : a soft white, gray, or buff limestone made up mainly of the shells of tiny saltwater animals and especially foraminifers
- chalky - adjective
abandoned
1 : that has been deserted : left empty or unused <an abandoned house>
fort
1 : a strong or fortified place
2 : a permanent army post
loyal
1 a : faithful to one's lawful government b : faithful to a person to whom allegiance or affection is due
2 : faithful to a cause or ideal
ruffian
a brutal person : BULLY
buckskin
1 a : the skin of a buck b : a soft flexible leather
2 plural : buckskin breeches
3 : a horse of a dull yellowish color with black mane and tail
league
1 : an association or alliance of nations
2 : an association of persons or groups united for common interests or goals <a softball league>
surrender
1 : to give over to the power, control, or possession of another especially by force
bayonet
a weapon like a dagger made to fit on the muzzle end of a rifle
bayou
a marshy or slowly flowing body of water (as a stream or inlet)
court-martial
1 : a military court
2 : a trial by court-martial
hacienda
a large estate in Spanish-speaking countries
Spanish mission
Built primarily to expand Spanish New World influence northward from Mexico, the missions also served to introduce native inhabitants into Spanish society.
scoundrel
a mean or wicked person : VILLAIN
illegal
contrary to the laws or rules : UNLAWFUL
immoral
not moral : WICKED, BAD
disloyal
lacking in loyalty
dragoon
a mounted infantry soldier
sergeant
a military noncommissioned officer with any of the ranks above corporal in the army or the marines or above airman first class in the air force; especially : an enlisted person with the rank just below that of staff sergeant
corporal
a noncommissioned officer in the army or marines with a rank just below that of sergeant
destiny
1 : something to which a person or thing is destined : FORTUNE
2 : the course of events held to be arranged by a superhuman power
sacred
1 : set apart in honor of someone (as a god) <a mountain sacred to Jupiter>
2 : HOLY 3 <the sacred name of Jesus>
3 : 1RELIGIOUS 2 <sacred songs>
4 : deserving respect or honor <a sacred right>