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horriblespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. exciting, or tending to horror or fear; hideous
Franz was fascinated by the horrible spectacle.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 35. La Mazzolata.
It seemed as though they were both inspired at the same time with some horrible thought.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
No doubt she belongs to the same horrible race he does, and is, like himself, a dealer in magical arts.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
hungryspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. feeling a need or desire to eat food
a. extremely desirous
By the time it was night I was pretty hungry.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII.
She looked an ugly, cross little thing and was frowning because she was beginning to be hungry and feel disgracefully neglected.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
She stayed out of doors nearly all day, and when she sat down to her supper at night she felt hungry and drowsy and comfortable.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
hunterspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a person who hunts game
n. a dog used or trained for hunting
Just then came a hunter with four dogs.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE FOX AND THE CAT
There were hunters and horses and dogs and ladies.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
hurryspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. move very fast
I jumped in, and was off in a hurry.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI.
The boys wanted to know what the hurry was about.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
Then I bounced for the top in a hurry, for I was nearly busting.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI.
hustlespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. bustle; cause to move furtively and hurriedly
Now hustle back, right off, and fetch the duke up here, and the new carpet-bags.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV.
So in they come, but couldn't see us in the dark, and most trod on us whilst we was hustling to get under the bed.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL.
Indianaspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a state in midwestern United States
intelligentspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. ingenious or wise; mentally acute
Notwithstanding his youth, Master Andrea was a very skilful and intelligent boy.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 98. The Bell and Bottle Tavern.
The robin thought he spoke this gibberish to them because they were not intelligent enough to understand feathered speech.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
She called to mind his intelligent eyes, and his long hair, so vividly, she could quite see him as he used to laugh when they were sitting under the roses at home.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
inventorspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. someone who is the first to think of or make something
jacketspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a garment for the upper body usually having a front opening
n. the natural covering of an animal
So she sought the jacket pocket.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
She put the jacket away, and stood by musing a minute.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
The moment he was gone, she ran to a closet and got out the ruin of a jacket which Tom had gone pirating in.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
jamspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. crush or bruise; get stuck; press tightly together
In the meantime the smell of the sweet jam rose to where the flies were sitting in great numbers, and they were attracted and descended on it in hosts.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE VALIANT LITTLE TAILOR
House was jammed again that night, and we sold this crowd the same way.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII.
And he now remembered the important event of the evening before, how his head had got jammed in between the iron railings of the hospital.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
jealousspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. resentful or bitter in rivalry; envious
Albert would not do us the honor to be jealous; he does not like Eugenie sufficiently.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 76. Progress of Cavalcanti the Younger.
Well, well, don't be angry, my boy; you know well enough what it is to be unfortunate; and misfortunes make us jealous.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 64. The Beggar.
She had almost all the honors of the quadrille, and if she were envious of the Count of San-Felice's daughter, we will not undertake to say that Carmela was not jealous of her.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
jeansspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. (plural) hard-wearing casual trousers made of denim
He had an old long-tailed blue jeans coat with slick brass buttons flung over his arm, and both of them had big, fat, ratty-looking carpet-bags.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX.
jellyspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. substance having the consistency of semi-solid foods
The supper consisted of a roast pheasant garnished with Corsican blackbirds; a boar's ham with jelly, a quarter of a kid with tartar sauce, a glorious turbot, and a gigantic lobster.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
jewelryspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. adornment made of precious metals, as a bracelet or ring or necklace
jokespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
This joke elicited a fresh burst of applause.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 5. The Marriage-Feast.
As I before said, I thought the whole thing was a joke, nothing more.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 5. The Marriage-Feast.
So then they thought they would fly up to the sky, and have a joke there.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
journeyspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. act of traveling from one place to another
v. travel upon or across
So she packed her small trunk and made the journey.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
However, they all set out on their journey together, and came at last to an ant-hill.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE QUEEN BEE
This said, he flew out at the door, and poor Lily followed; and every now and then a white feather fell, and showed her the way she was to journey.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In LILY AND THE LION
kindnessspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. quality of being warmhearted
n. tendency to be kind and forgiving
Dantes seemed full of kindness.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
Had Morrel even any suspicions, so much kindness would have dispelled them.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 13. The Hundred Days.
And from this time the kindness which Edmond showed him was enough for the brave seaman.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
kneespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. hinge joint in the human leg
Martha let her knitting drop on her knee and gazed at her with startled eyes.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
The crisis seemed past, a low moaning was heard, and he raised himself on one knee.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 79. The Lemonade.
The miserable Hatter dropped his teacup and bread-and-butter, and went down on one knee.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI. Who Stole the Tarts?
knifespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade and a handle
The next witness proved the finding of the knife near the corpse.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
He took a thick knife out of his Pocket and opened one of its blades.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
Dickon carried his knife in his hand and showed her things which she thought wonderful.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
knightspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a person honored by the sovereign for personal merit
I have been bound by my promises as rigidly as any knight of olden times.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 51. Pyramus and Thisbe.
On the second day Iron Hans equipped him as a white knight, and gave him a white horse.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In IRON HANS
When the day came, the youth galloped to the spot, took his place amongst the knights, and was recognized by no one.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In IRON HANS
knitspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. form into fabric by intertwining
v. unite or cause to unite
The count knit his brows, and remained silent an instant.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 37. The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian.
It was evident from his pale face and knit brows that his resolution to revenge himself was growing weaker.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 88. The Insult.
Very soon afterward a bell rang and she rolled up her knitting.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
knobspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a rounded lump or ball, especially at the end or on the surface of something
It didn't have an iron latch on the front door, nor a wooden one with a buckskin string, but a brass knob to turn, the same as houses in town.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII.
knockspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. deliver a sharp blow or push
He gave the noisy bird a knock on his beak, and walked on.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
Just as breakfast was completed there was a knock at the door.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
This was to knock off being pirates, for a while, and be Indians for a change.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
knotspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. fastening together of one or more threads, cords, ropes
n. ornamental tie
A knot of rose-colored ribbons fell from his shoulder almost to the ground.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 36. The Carnival at Rome.
His thin but wiry legs were arrayed in a pair of richly embroidered clocked stockings, evidently of English manufacture, while from his three-cornered hat depended a long streaming knot of white and blue ribbons.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 5. The Marriage-Feast.
They were making nearly ten knots an hour.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
knowledgespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education
Then Martha gave up her store of knowledge.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
Wert thou but once here, my friend, though wouldst feel and own the power of knowledge.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE TURNIP
That when my coachman was about to harness the horses to my carriage, he discovered that they had been removed from the stables without his knowledge.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 47. The Dappled Grays.
ladderspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress
Caderousse climbed the ladder slowly, and looked over the coping to see if the street was quiet.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 82. The Burglary.
Caderousse, scarcely yet relying on this promise, put his legs out of the window and stood on the ladder.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 82. The Burglary.
He went to the tower in which his mother was confined, and as it was so high, he wished for a ladder which would reach up to the very top.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE PINK
lambspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the young of the sheep
n. simple, unsophisticated person
The new-born lamb was in his arms and the little red fox trotted by his side.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
It was not the first motherless lamb he had found and he knew what to do with it.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
By the time the lamb fell asleep questions poured forth and Dickon answered them all.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
laundryspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. washing; workplace where clothes are washed and ironed
lawnspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. grassland, usually tended or mowed; meadow
He crossed the lawn and turned into the Long Walk by the ivied walls.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
In the middle of the lawn I stopped to light it, then I continued my path.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 67. At the Office of the King's Attorney.
One of the windows looking upon the courtyard gave also a glimpse of the lawn.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
lawyerspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a professional person authorized to practice law
This was the great Judge Thatcher, brother of their own lawyer.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
Judge Thatcher hoped to see Tom a great lawyer or a great soldier some day.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
The lawyer was a young man with light hair whose face expressed a hundred times more emotion than that which characterized the prisoner.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 110. The Indictment.
lemonspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a yellow, oval citrus fruit with thick skin and fragrant, acidic juice
lessonspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. an amount of teaching given at one time
n. punishment intended as a warning to others
Sid had learned his lesson days before.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
He gratefully opened to the lesson for the afternoon and poured ink upon the page.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
And out of bed he jumped, and read in his book, and now all at once he knew his whole lesson.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE DREAM OF LITTLE TUK
libraryspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a building or room contain books for reading and study
n. a collection of bookd kept for reference or borrowing
The other room near the library was a bedroom.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 69. The Inquiry.
He went into the library and sent for Mrs. Medlock.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
She was thinking over the new idea which had come to her when she heard of the library.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
limbspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree
n. arm or leg
A couple of squirrels set on a limb and jabbered at me very friendly.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII.
He stretched himself out under the bench, did not move a limb, and behaved as if he were stone dead.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE WEDDING OF MRS FOX
The two men remained opposite one another, Morrel trembling in every limb, the stranger gazing at him with an air of profound pity.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 29. The House of Morrel & Son.
lionspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. large tawny-colored predatory cat in Africa and India
n. a brave or strong person
But the lion was an enchanted prince.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In LILY AND THE LION
The king, however, would no longer believe the lion.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE TWELVE HUNTSMEN
The king, however, had a lion which was a wondrous animal, for he knew all concealed and secret things.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE TWELVE HUNTSMEN
livelyspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. full of life and energy; active and outgoing
Teresa was lively and gay, but coquettish to excess.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
His red waistcoat was as glossy as satin and he flirted his wings and tail and tilted his head and hopped about with all sorts of lively graces.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
He was very pert and lively, and hopped about so close to her feet, and put his head on one side and looked at her so slyly that she asked Ben Weatherstaff a question.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
loadspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. put a load or large amount of something on or in
n. a heavy or bulky thing that is being carried or is about to be carried
They cast down their load and began to open the grave.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
I toted up a load, and went back and set down on the bow of the skiff to rest.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI.
There was once upon a time a poor peasant called Crabb, who drove with two oxen a load of wood to the town, and sold it to a doctor for two talers.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In DOCTOR KNOWALL