Vocabulary in The Open Boat

Vocabulary Examples in The Open Boat:

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"doggedly..."   (The Open Boat)

The adverb "doggedly" means to do something with determination or persistence.

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"hemming and hawing..."   (The Open Boat)

"Hemming and hawing" refers to the idea of being lost for words or possibly speaking hesitantly, even stammering; for example, when a person says "er...er...er..." before getting to the point.

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"gunwale..."   (The Open Boat)

"Gunwale," pronounced "gunnel," refers to the upper side of the boat - the "wall' - or planking. 

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