"The Adventure of the Speckled Band"

Vocabulary

1. dogcart-a small horse-drawn carriage with seats arranged back to back

2. defray--to pay or furnish the money for

3. manifold--many and varied

4. morose--gloomy; ill-tempered; sullen

5. convulsed--taken over by violent, involuntary spasms

6. gaiters--cloth or leather coverings for the ankles and calves of legs

7. imperturbably--unexcitedly; impassively

8. confound--confuse; mistake

9. pittance--small or barely sufficient allowance of money

10. lichen-blotched--covered with patches of fungus

11. compliance--agreement to a request

12. hasp--hinged metal fastening of a window

13. reverie--daydream

14. tangible--having form and substance; that can be touched or felt by touch

15. dark lantern--lantern with a shutter that can hide the light

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