15 August 2011
48. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
It is a classic and is outstanding. You all know the story or Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. I won't review that other than to say, I loved it.
I have not done this for a while, and this is a worthy book...
SAT Word Alert:
INVETERATE: set or confirmed in a habit, practice, feeling, or the like
WITHE: a tough, flexible twig or stem suitable for binding things together.
SUPERNUMERARY: being in excess of the usual, proper, or prescribed number.
PERADVENTURE: chance, doubt or uncertainty
ERUDITION: knowledge acquired by study, research, etc.
PERAMBULATION: a walk, travel, journey, etc.
COQUETTE: a woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to win their admiration and affection; flirt
CHANTICLEER: a rooster
ANDIRONS: one of a pair of metal stands, usually of iron or brass, for holding logs in a fireplace
CAPRICES: sudden unpredictable changes, as of one's mind or the weather
GAINSAY: to deny, contradict or dispute
RANTIPOLE: a wild, romping young person
BREASTWORK: a temporary defensive fortification usually about breast high, a parapet
PILLIONS: a pad or cushion attached behind a saddle, especially as a seat for a woman
SWAINS: a male admirer or lover, a country gallant
PLASHY: marshy, wet