Nix Nought Nothing with notes

11/27/2011 Bassima Alansary 0 Comments

     Hello world.

again here is a post about one of the English Fairy Tales, this time I will put notes about the Tale of  Nix nought Nothing , I've read it with Shizusan on one of our reading dates.  
now without any delay here are the notes, I hope it will help you with your English learning.

-         Laddie (noun): Scottish informal  for LAD = a boy or young man.
-         Whirlpool (noun): a small area of the sea or other water in which there is a powerful, circular current of water which can pull objects down into its centre.
-         Giant (noun): an imaginary creature like a man but extremely tall, strong and usually very cruel, appearing especially in children's stories.
Also: giant (adjective): extremely large.
-         Dashed: To break or smash by striking violently.
-         Bonny (adjective): beautiful and healthy.
-         Fond (adjective): having a great liking for someone or something.
"She was very fond of horses."
-         Beast (noun): an animal, especially a large or wild one.
-         Drain (verb): f you drain something, you remove the liquid from it, usually by pouring it away or allowing it to flow away, and if something drains, liquid flows away or out of it.
"We drained the pond and filled it with fresh water."
"Drain (off) any liquid that is left in the rice."
Also: to make someone very tired.
          "The long journey completely drained me."
-         Prong (noun): one of two or more long sharp points on an object, especially a fork.
-         Sprung (verb): past participle of spring= to appear or start to exist suddenly.
"Thousands of new businesses have sprung up in the past couple of years."
informal "Where did you spring from? - I didn't see you come in!"
-         Briar (noun) also: brier: a wild rose bush with long stems and sharp thorns.
-          Hair dagger: 

-         Cautiously (adjective): in a cautious way = describes someone who avoids risks.
-         Fled (verb): past simple and past participle of flee = to escape by running away, especially because of danger or fear.
"She fled (from) the room in tears."
Also: flee the country = to quickly go to another country in order to escape from something or someone.
-         Lodging (noun): a temporary place to stay.
" The price includes board and lodging" (= meals and a room to sleep in).
lodgings  (UK informal  also digs): a room in someone's house that you pay money to live in.
-         in vain: unsuccessfully or uselessly.
" I tried in vain to start a conversation."
      - Wed (verb): (used especially in newspapers) to marry someone.

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