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Song out of Midian (Vocab)

Midian

an ancient kingdom of the Middle East.

armlet

a bracelet worn around the upper arm.

amber

the sap from fossilized trees.

crock

a clay pot

Tyre

an ancient city of the Middle East that was famous for making purple dye.

smock

a loose dress or blouse

[cargo] hold

the lower decks of a ship where the cargo is stored.

emperor

a king of kings; a king who rules over many kingdoms.

lance

a spear

galley

a warship with oars that was common in the Mediterranean Sea in ancient times; it was often rowed by slaves.

crimson

a deep red color inclining to purple

scarlet

a bright red color.

wail

to give a cry of pain, grief, or anger.

fling

to throw something forcefully.

[war] banner

a war flag

doom

death, destruction, or some other terrible fate.

chariot

a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used in ancient warfare4 nad racing.

rend

to tear something into two or more pieces.

sleet

frozen rain.

naught

an old-fashioned word for "nothing".

weary

very bored or tired.

long for [something]

to miss [something]; to have a strong desire for [something]

low

to make the sound of a cow, camel, sheep, or goat.

dawn

the time of day when the sun rises.

hawk-eyed

describes a person who has the eyes of a hawk.

coarse

rough in texture

fare

food of a particular type

limb

an arm or a leg

lair

the cave or hiding place of a wild animal

Israelite

a person from the ancient kingdom of Israel; a Hebrew; a Jew.

empire's pride

something (or someone) that the whole empire is proud of.

woo

to try to gain the love of someone, especially with a view to marriage.

desert girl

a girl who was raised in the desert.