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Canadaspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. second largest country in world, covering half of North America
cardinalspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. chief; serving as an essential component
It was an illuminated book, with beautiful Gothic characters, and so weighty with gold, that a servant always carried it before the cardinal on days of great solemnity.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
Then the pope and Caesar Borgia invited the two cardinals to dinner.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
Caesar gave way before such cogent reasoning, and the cardinals were consequently invited to dinner.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
carefulspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. full of care; giving good heed; watchful; cautious
But you got to be mighty careful.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI.
But it was too late to be careful.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
He was careful to keep from Becky what it was he had seen.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
castlespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack
Go straight on, and in the evening you will arrive at a castle.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE GOLDEN BIRD
Projecting over a narrow mountain-path there hangs an old feudal castle.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
One solitary tower only, and some remains of a wall, show where the castle once stood.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE DREAM OF LITTLE TUK
caterpillarspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a wormlike, bright, and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
We got a splendid stock of sorted spiders, and bugs, and frogs, and caterpillars, and one thing or another; and we like to got a hornet's nest, but we didn't.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX.
Why, in truth, sir," was Monte Cristo's reply, "man is but an ugly caterpillar for him who studies him through a solar microscope; but you said, I think, that I had nothing else to do.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
chainspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a connected flexible series of metal links used for fastening something
Then we helped him fix his chain back on the bed-leg, and was ready for bed ourselves.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII.
This night twelve men will come: their faces will be black, and they will be dressed in chain armour.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE KING OF THE GOLDEN MOUNTAIN
The goldsmith was in his workshop making a gold chain, when he heard the song of the bird on his roof.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE JUNIPER-TREE
characterspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual
Doubtless you wish to make me appear a very eccentric character.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 88. The Insult.
I know his character; he is inflexible in any resolutions formed for his own interests.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 106. Dividing the Proceeds.
The description he gave me perfectly corresponds with the features and character of the man before us.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
chasespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. pursue for the purpose; hunt; follow as if to catch
The twelve huntsmen always followed the king to the chase, and his liking for them continually increased.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE TWELVE HUNTSMEN
Pursue your chase after him to-morrow as eagerly as you please; but never bring him near me, if you would not see me die of terror.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
Danglars resembled a timid animal excited in the chase; first it flies, then despairs, and at last, by the very force of desperation, sometimes succeeds in eluding its pursuers.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 116. The Pardon.
cheerspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. lightness of spirits or mood; source of joy or happiness
You should install yourself here, and cheer my solitude.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 88. The Insult.
There was cheer in every face and a spring in every step.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
He reminded them of the imposing secret, and raised a ray of cheer.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
cheesespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk
It had to go into his pocket with the cheese.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE VALIANT LITTLE TAILOR
Then she rolled the other cheese after it; and away it went, nobody knows where, down the hill.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In FREDERICK AND CATHERINE
The peasant listened, and when he heard them talk about feasting he was vexed that he had been forced to make shift with a slice of bread and cheese.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE LITTLE PEASANT
chimneyspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a vertical flue that provides a path for smoke out of a building
The white steam was ascending like a plume of feathers from the black chimney.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 113. The Past.
They knocked at the chimney of the Finland woman; for as to a door, she had none.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
The brigadier sent for some sticks and straw, and having filled the chimney with them, set a light to it.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 98. The Bell and Bottle Tavern.
Cincinnatispeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a city in southern Ohio state, on the Ohio river
circusspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. public entertainment by acrobats, clowns, and trained animals
But they cared nothing for marbles, or circus, or swimming, or anything.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
The circus would leave before night, so our show would have a pretty good chance.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI.
I went to the circus and loafed around the back side till the watchman went by, and then dived in under the tent.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII.
cluespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. something guides or directs anything of a doubtful nature
clumsyspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. awkward; showing lack of skill or aptitude
They sat down and he took a clumsy little brown paper package out of his coat pocket.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
It was not long before they grew quite at home, and played tricks with their clumsy guest.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In SNOW-WHITE AND ROSE-RED
Martha gave her hand a clumsy little shake, as if she was not accustomed to this sort of thing either.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
coachspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. tutor; teacher
n. a vehicle carrying many passengers
The president stopped the coach.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 75. A Signed Statement.
de Villefort get into the same mourning coach, and thought this meeting forboded evil.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 74. The Villefort Family Vault.
Here are thirty francs; I will sleep at the Red Horse, and will secure a place in the first coach.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 98. The Bell and Bottle Tavern.
collarspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over
His shirt collar was securely sewed.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
It is surprising how well you preserve your teeth, Miss, said the collar.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE FALSE COLLAR
They all had much to say, but the collar the most; for he was a real boaster.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE FALSE COLLAR
combspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge to arrange hair
v. search thoroughly
But by good luck the dwarfs came in very early that evening; and when they saw Snowdrop lying on the ground, they thought what had happened, and soon found the poisoned comb.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In SNOWDROP
They lifted her up, and combed her hair, and washed her face with wine and water; but all was in vain, for the little girl seemed quite dead.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In SNOWDROP
And soon came a gale of wind, and carried away Curdken's hat, and away went Curdken after it, while the girl went on combing and curling her hair.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE GOOSE-GIRL
complainspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge
I had often heard him complain of the disproportion of his rank with his fortune; and I advised him to invest all he had in an annuity.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
A faint wind moaned through the trees, and Tom feared it might be the spirits of the dead, complaining at being disturbed.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
Edmond opened his eyes, complained of great pain in his knee, a feeling of heaviness in his head, and severe pains in his loins.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
computerspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a machine for performing calculations automatically
concertspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. performance of music by players or singers
There were tender little fluting sounds here and there and everywhere, as if scores of birds were beginning to tune up for a concert.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
He was never seen at the theatres, at concerts, or in any place of public resort.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
cookiespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a small sweet cake, typically round, flat, and crisp
courtspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. enclosed space; courtyard; uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building
And he got up very sulkily and crossed over to the other side of the court.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI. Who Stole the Tarts?
Here one of the guinea-pigs cheered, and was immediately suppressed by the officers of the court.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI. Who Stole the Tarts?
The Hatter looked at the March Hare, who had followed him into the court, arm-in-arm with the Dormouse.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI. Who Stole the Tarts?
cousinspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the child of your aunt or uncle
My cousin knows how to take care of me.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
No; I have a cousin who has undertaken this sad office.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 104. Danglars Signature.
Dickon and my cousin have worked and made it come alive.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
crayonspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. stick of colored wax or chalk, used for drawing
There was some that they called crayons, which one of the daughters which was dead made her own self when she was only fifteen years old.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII.
cupboardspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a small room or cabinet used for storage space
He then took his cane, which he had placed against an old cupboard, and went out.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
La Carconte went to a cupboard, and returned with an old leathern pocket-book and a bag.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
Tom contrived to scarify the cupboard with it, and was arranging to begin on the bureau, when he was called off to dress for Sunday-school.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
darknessspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. an unilluminated area, an unenlightened state
At last he rose up sighing and departed in the darkness.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
She could see nothing, in fact, but a dense darkness on either side.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
Beyond the light of the fire everything was swallowed up in the blackness of darkness.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
deerspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a hoofed grazing or browsing animal, with branched bony antlers
Two hundred deer and more came running inside the circle at once, and the huntsmen shot them.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE PINK
Thus war was announced to the Bear, and all four-footed animals were summoned to take part in it, oxen, asses, cows, deer, and every other animal the earth contained.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE WILLOW-WREN AND THE BEAR
descriptionspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. sketch or account of anything in words
n. act of describing
Yes, the servant has given his description.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Corsican Ogre.
The description he gave me perfectly corresponds with the features and character of the man before us.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
Debray, I need not give a further description, because to you my beautiful pair of dappled grays were well known.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 47. The Dappled Grays.
destroyspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. damage irreparably
v. put something to death
In that case his last hope would have been destroyed.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 20. The Cemetery of the Chateau D'If.
This accursed letter would have destroyed all my hopes.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
One thing only perplexed Edmond, and destroyed his theory.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
Detroitspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the largest city in Michigan and a major Great Lakes port
dinnerspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a party of people assembled to have meal together
n. the main meal of the day served in the evening
I only stayed to go to that silly dinner party.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
Her dinner was waiting on the table, and Martha was waiting near it.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
Mary thought it looked a queer dinner, but he seemed ready to enjoy it.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
dinosaurspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. extinct terrestrial reptiles of the Mesozoic era
dirtspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a substance, such as mud or dust, that soils someone or something
Then he scraped away the dirt, and exposed a pine shingle.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
The other oar was smashed off, and the raft was littered up with leaves and branches and dirt.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV.
dishwasherspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a machine for washing dishes
doorbellspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
doorknobspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. something used to release the catch when opening a door