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skyscraperspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. very tall building with many stories
smashspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. break in pieces by violence; dash to pieces; crush
I took the axe and smashed in the door.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII.
It was the leaves and rubbish on the raft and the smashed oar.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV.
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.
smokespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a visible suspension of carbon particles in air, typically emitted from burning
Pretty soon I wanted to smoke, and asked the widow to let me.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER I.
After a dainty egg and fish dinner, Tom said he wanted to learn to smoke, now.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
We will leave them to smoke and chatter and brag, since we have no further use for them at present.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
soarspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. fly aloft, as a bird; mount upward on wings; rise in thought or spirits
Sometimes the rook flapped his black wings and soared away over the tree-tops in the park.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
Death is an electric shock which our heart receives; the freed soul soars upwards on the wings of electricity.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
socksspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. (plural) a garment for the foot and lower part of the leg, worn inside the shoe
Keep the river road all the way, and next time you tramp take shoes and socks with you.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI.
somersaultspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. an acrobatic movement in which the feet roll over the head and return
sometimespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
ad. at some indefinite or unstated time
a. belonging to some prior time
If I were to live, this place would sometime belong to me.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
She had heard it twice now, and sometime she would find out.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
"Us'll have him out here sometime for sure," said Dickon.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
sorespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. skin infection; hurting; inflamed and painful; distress or irritation
The judge he felt kind of sore.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V.
Within five minutes he was dressed and down-stairs, feeling sore and drowsy.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
So the boy eagerly drew his sore toe from under the sheet and held it up for inspection.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
sprayspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. liquid that is blown or driven through the air in the form of tiny drops
Each stroke of the oar seemed to awaken a new throng of ideas, which sprang up with the flying spray of the sea.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 113. The Past.
And he touched the ceiling with the spray, and the ceiling rose so high, and where he had touched it there gleamed a golden star.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE RED SHOES
Edmond felt the trembling of the rock beneath which he lay; the waves, dashing themselves against it, wetted him with their spray.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
squealspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. utter a long, high-pitched cry or noise
squeezespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. force something into or through a restricted space; compress with violence
The question now was, if he could squeeze himself through the grating, for he had never tried before.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
He turned his head on his pillow and shut his eyes and a big tear was squeezed out and ran down his cheek.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
In time, after many squeezes, Tom managed to sign his initials, using the ball of his little finger for a pen.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
squirmspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. twist the body from side to side, especially as a result of nervousnes
v. show or feel embarrassment or shame
No matter what the subject might be, a brainracking effort was made to squirm it into some aspect or other that the moral and religious mind could contemplate with edification.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
squirtspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. cause a container of liquid to eject its liquid in a thin, fast stream
v. wet with a jet or stream of liquid
stairspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a set of steps leading from one floor of a building to another
At this moment a shadow passed rapidly before the opening; Dantes seized his gun, sprang through the opening, and mounted the stair.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
So they got ready to go down stairs again.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI.
So I tiptoed along, and got down stairs all right.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII.
stalkspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the main stem of a herbaceous plant
v. stride somewhere in a proud, stiff, or angry manner
Each stalk served as a perch for a grasshopper, which regaled the passers by through this Egyptian scene with its strident, monotonous note.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 26. The Pont du Gard Inn.
There stood fine hyacinths under glass bells, and there stood strong-stemmed peonies; there grew water plants, some so fresh, others half sick, the water-snakes lay down on them, and black crabs pinched their stalks.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE STORY OF A MOTHER
stealspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. take another's stuff without permission or legal right, and don't want to return it
One man asked me if I see the niggers steal it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX.
Presently the boy began to steal furtive glances at the girl.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
Gradually their talk died out and drowsiness began to steal upon the eyelids of the little waifs.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
steerspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. drive; direct; guide by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or wheel
This time he was both seen and heard, and the tartan instantly steered towards him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
Two of the men from Jacopo's boat came on board the yacht to assist in navigating it, and he gave orders that she should be steered direct to Marseilles.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 25. The Unknown.
stereospeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. stereophonic sound-reproduction system
stiffspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. not moving or operating freely; lacking ease in bending; resistant
There was a stiff, plain little girl rather like herself.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
This was a bad beginning and Mary marched up to him with her stiff manner.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
His arms became stiff, his legs lost their flexibility, and he was almost breathless.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
strawspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a single dried stalk of grain
n. a thin hollow tube of paper or plastic for sucking drink
The straw, however, began to burn, broke in two pieces, and fell into the stream.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE STRAW, THE COAL, AND THE BEAN
They had something to eat and drink; and then went into a corner, where straw and carpets were lying.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
And round about the wheel went merrily; the work was quickly done, and the straw was all spun into gold.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In RUMPELSTILTSKIN
strawberryspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a sweet soft red fruit with a seed-studded surface
I shall come back to dessert; keep me some strawberries, coffee, and cigars.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 40. The Breakfast.
But I am not surprised; the spring has been warm this year, and strawberries require heat, sir.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 61. How a Gardener May Get Rid of the Dormice tha...
He had twelve leaves and about as many strawberries, which, on rising suddenly, he let fall from his hand.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 61. How a Gardener May Get Rid of the Dormice tha...
strengthspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the quality or state of being physically strong
n. the degree of intensity of a feeling or belief
The boys thought of the closet, but their strength was gone.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
The strength which Colin usually threw into his tantrums rushed through him now in a new way.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
He really did not mind being snubbed since the snubbing meant that the lad was gaining strength and spirit.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
strikespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
The giants were terrified, they were afraid that he would strike them all dead, and ran away in a great hurry.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE VALIANT LITTLE TAILOR
Mary was startled and sorry when she heard the big clock in the courtyard strike the hour of her midday dinner.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
As Mary had skipped toward him she felt something heavy in her pocket strike against her at each jump, and when she saw the robin she laughed again.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
supperspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a light evening meal
They were not talkative at supper that night.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
The widow rung a bell for supper, and you had to come to time.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER I.
After supper there was still a long clear twilight to work in and that was her quiet time.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
tacklespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. equipment required for a task or sport
n. a mechanism consisting of ropes, pulley blocks, hooks, for lifting heavy objects
It warn't no slouch of an idea; and it warn't no slouch of a grindstone nuther; but we allowed we'd tackle it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII.
They tackled missionarying, and mesmerizing, and doctoring, and telling fortunes, and a little of everything; but they couldn't seem to have no luck.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI.
tailspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the hindmost part of an animal, especially when prolonged beyond the rest of the body
He spied the beetle; the drooping tail lifted and wagged.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
She chirped, and talked, and coaxed and he hopped, and flirted his tail and twittered.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
But the arrow did the bird no harm; only it dropped a golden feather from its tail, and then flew away.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE GOLDEN BIRD
talespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a fictitious story, especially one that is imaginatively recounted
The tale was long, but brimful of interest.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
They were a vain and boastful company of heroes when the tale was done.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
Yes, if a fairy tale would come of its own accord; but they are proud and haughty, and come only when they choose.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE ELDERBUSH
thawspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. melt, such as snow and ice; defrost
n. warm weather following a freeze
threatspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a person or thing likely to cause damage or danger
n. declaration of an intention to inflict harm on another
At this Fernand recollected her threat of dying if Edmond died, and dropped again heavily on his seat.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 3. The Catalans.
Between people like us threats are out of place, everything should be amicably arranged.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 64. The Beggar.
thrillspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. feel sudden intense sensation or emotion; tremble as from fear or excitement
Monte Cristo had pronounced the name of Fernand with such an expression of hatred that Mercedes felt a thrill of horror run through every vein.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 89. A Nocturnal Interview.
The thrilling, masterly, and blood-curdling Broad-sword conflict In.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI.
Colin and Mary found it one of their most thrilling sources of entertainment.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
thrownspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. caused to fall to the ground
v. (past participle) project or cast something in a particular direction
He was pushed in on a thing with wheels and the skins of wild animals were thrown over him.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
Then some of the wood that had been carelessly thrown down, caught fire and began to blaze.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE MOUSE, THE BIRD, AND THE SAUSAGE
But at last he had felt tired and had thrown himself down to rest on a carpet of moss by a stream.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
thumbspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. short, thick first digit of human hand
So Tom unwound the thread from one of his needles, and each boy pricked the ball of his thumb and squeezed out a drop of blood.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
"Ben Weatherstaff," he answered, and then he added with a surly chuckle, "I'm lonely mysel except when he's with me," and he jerked his thumb toward the robin.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
Thursdayspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the fifth day of the week; the fourth working day
ticketspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a piece of paper or small card that gives the holder a certain right
n. a certificate or warrant
The names of all, including Carlini, were placed in a hat, and the youngest of the band drew forth a ticket; the ticket bore the name of Diovolaccio.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
And now at this moment, when hope was dead, Tom Sawyer came forward with nine yellow tickets, nine red tickets, and ten blue ones, and demanded a Bible.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
He waylaid other boys as they came, and went on buying tickets of various colors ten or fifteen minutes longer.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
tightspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. fixed, fastened, or closed firmly; hard to move
a. stretched so as to leave no slack; not loose
Oh, it is dry again, and is not hurt at all; the string is quite tight.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE NAUGHTY BOY
So I judged they had our gang in a pretty tight place right at the outstart.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX.
Providence had stood by me this fur all right, but I was hard and tight aground now.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII.
toastspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. dry and brown by heat of fire; warm thoroughly
Mary drank some tea and ate a little toast and some marmalade.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
tomorrowspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the next day, the day after, following the present day
n. the near future
"It'll be fine tomorrow," said Dickon.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
Then, turning towards Beauchamp, "If you have anything to attend to, Beauchamp, do it directly; if you have any appointment for this evening, defer it till tomorrow."
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 88. The Insult.