Chapter 12
Vocabulary Words

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hazelnut 215 the nut of a hazel tree
hull 216 the outer covering of a fruit or seed
racket 224 a loud confused noise
separator 223 threshing machine, a device for separating seeds of grain from the plant
sumac 215 any of a genus of trees, shrubs, and woody vines related to the cashew and having leaves turning to brilliant colors in autumn, spikes or loose clusters of red or whitish berries, and in some cases leaves or berries that are irritating to the skin
thresher 227 a person who separates seed from a harvested plant especially by using a machine or tool
tumbling rod 223 the rod used to crank or spin the grain within the separator

Definitions utilized from Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary and Merriam-Webster's Word Central Dictionary based on use in Little House in the Big Woods.

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