Tuggie Glossary

Adventuresome: looking for excitement, risk-taking
Arrived: to have reached a destination
Battered: to have been struck repeatedly changed
Chores: jobs you re expected to do regularly, often around the house
Clutching: holding tightly
Colonies: early settlement in north American that formed the 13 founding states of the United States after independence; other countries had colonies, too
Colonists: people who moved to a new colony to live there
Committed: dedicated to something or someone, loyal, devoted
Commotion: noisy disturbance
Confederate – Confederation: a group that joins together with a common bond or for the same purpose, whether in politics, the arts or intellectual beliefs. The Confederate Sates of America were located the Mason Dixon Line
Cultural Border: a separation of areas where the lifestyles arts, language and/or beliefs were different
Demitasse: a small cup, usually used for coffee
Desperately: doing something that is wanted very much
Determined: feeling or showing a firm or sure purpose
Dim: not well lit, not having much light
Drowsy: sleepy
Elegant: graceful in form and movement
Embraced: to take or clasp in arms
Fascinated: to hold somebody’s attention completely or irresistibly, or to be totally interested in
Furious: very angry or involving a great amount of energy
Gangplank: a movable walkway, often wooden, used when getting on or off a ship or plane
Glowing: red or healthy looking
Govern: to control a body of people, with or without the right
Hand Signals: a way to communicate using your hands to indicated meanings that other will understand
HMS Gaspee: His Majesty’s Ship, a British customs ship or schooner that had been enforcing unpopular trade laws in the Colonies just before the Revolutionary War
Hollered, Hollering: to yell
Intend: the plan in your mind
Intently: something done with great purpose or reason
King George: King George III (1738-1820) was the King of England during the Revolutionary war; much hated by the Colonists
Luxurious: objects that are fine and cost a lot of money
Moment: a minute or two
Newlyweds: a couple who have jus been married
Nipmuc: a tribe of North American Indians who lived in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut; they were related to the Algonquian Indians
Nudged: moving somebody or something with a gentle push
Opposition: the person or government from which you or another group hold different opinions
Paris: the capital city of the country France
Patriot: a person devoted to his or her rights; a person who loves his or her country
Pier: a walkway built out into the sea to be sued as a both dock or protection from heave waves
Precious: highly valued or greatly loved
Protest: to disagree, to object, show disagreement by action in a certain way
Providence: the capital of Rhode Island, founded by Roger Williams in 1636
Reunited: to unite again after being apart
Rue, Meric: French words, meaning Mercy Street (Rue means street; merci means thank you)
Scorched: burned and destroyed on the surface
Seceded: to have made a formal withdrawal of membership form an organization, state, or country; to separate from
Sophisticated: a person with nice speech and manners
Sovereign: a group of people or country who rule themselves
Stranded: to have left someone without any means of getting home
Strolled: walked slowly
Taxes: an amount of money people have to pay to their government for the upkeep of that government, state, town or colony
The Second American Revolution: a term used to describe the War of 1812
Town Square: the center of a town or city; ion Colonial times, important meetings where times held there
Townsmen: a group of men who lived in the same town and often met together as its leaders to Colonial things for the town and its people in Colonial times
Tavern: a bar, a restaurant an inn
Urgently: doing something quickly, immediately, with great need for it to be done
Valuable Supplies: things of great important or usefulness
Washing, D.C.: The capital of the Unites States of America. First President George Washington selected land from the states of Maryland and Virginia after the end of the First American Revolution. The design and building of Washington, D.C. begin in the 1790’s
White House Rose Garden: In 1913, First Lady Ellen Wilson, wife of President Woodrow Wilson, began planting roses in the garden next to the Colonnade of the White House, or the tall columns, and the Rose Garden was born. It was redesigned during the Kennedy Administration, When the weather is good, the President’s bill signings, press conference and important meetings take place here
Yorkie: a nickname for a Yorkshire Terrier, a small dog with a big personality that was bred in Yorkshire, England, to catch rats in factories, Tuggie
Yorkshire, England: the largest county in England, in the north of the country, not far from Scotland