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groveling
to be unnaturally humble or polite to someone because you are afraid or feel they are important
Dog goes down on his belly, groveling about in the grass
whimpering
To make weak crying noises
The dog dont even whimper.
whopping
a beating
If I got home after dark, I'd get a good whopping.
ford
a shallow part of a stream or river where you cross
I go as far as the ford, where the river spills beyond the path.
gristmill
a mill for grinding grain.
Once he follows me across the bridge, past the gristmill, I start to worry
pneumonia
a serious disease that causes the lungs to become inflamed and fill with a thick fluid which makes breathing difficult
My ma's mama died of pneumonia.
loping
to move with a long swinging stride
Shiloh comes loping toward me
ticks
a small insect that resembles a spider and sucks blood from under the skin of people and animals
"Dog has ticks," I tell dad
veterinarian
a doctor who treats animals
I could be a veterinarians helper
abandoned
deserted or no longer used
Dad's crossing the bridge by the old abandoned gristmill
plumb
entirely
"Marty," dad says, now his voice is just plumb tired
yelps
a sharp, high, crying sound, showing that something is in pain
He yelps and runs off behind the trailor, tail between his legs.
cases
to put in a container
Dad cases mail for around two hundred families
froggy
temporary hoarseness
"Can you think of a way I can make some money," I ask him in this froggy kind of voice
snarls
a tangle
I brushed the snarls from Becky's hair.
haul
to move by pulling
I hauled all those catalogs out to the jeep