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Adz, adze - Sharp-edged wood-cutting tool. Logs and beams were shaped with the
Apprenticed: to be bound to serve a skilled worker for
a given period in order to learn his/her skill
Auger - A tool for boring holes in wood. Has a long pointed shank with a
cutting edge and a screw point and a handle fixed with right angles to the top
of the shank.
Awl - hand tool for making small holes in wood or
Basin - Bowl-shaped container that was used to hold pudding, stew, and other
Bellows - An instrument with an air chamber and flexible sides, for drawing in
air and expelling it under strong pressure used for blowing fires.
Caddis - Woolen yarn or fabric made of it in tape form for binding.
Card - Implement for raising nap on cloth, essentially an iron instrument with
teeth. A similar instrument used to part, comb out and set in order fibers of
wool and hemp.
Chafing dish - A vessel to hold burning fuel, for heating anything placed upon
Chaff - Grain husks.
Chaff Bed - A mattress stuffed with grain husks.
Chaise - One horse luxury vehicle used in America from about 1700 through the
Chattels - Any property except real estate.
Cobbler - One who mends or makes boots and shoes.
colonists: people who lived in the colonies
Coulter - The iron blade fixed in front of the share in a plough which cuts the
Cricket - A low footstool.
Crupper - Leather strap fastened to the saddle and passed under the horse’s tail
to keep the saddle from moving forward.