Facts in The Were-Wolf
Facts Examples in The Were-Wolf:
"marl-pit..." See in text (The Were-Wolf)
The noun “marl” refers to a type of sediment typically used as fertilizer. Thus, a “marl-pit” is a place where marl is gathered.
"lappet..." See in text (The Were-Wolf)
The noun “lappet” refers to a fashion trend popular for women’s hats, in which pieces of fabric would dangle from the cloth wrapped around one’s head.
"girdle..." See in text (The Were-Wolf)
The noun “girdle” refers to a type of clothing, typically worn by women, that encircles the waist. It can be a simple belt or a fuller piece of cloth. While White Fell’s wearing a girdle would not draw any comment, that she carries a weapon in her girdle would—men carried weapons for more often than women. This signals her strength and self-sufficiency.
"made the sign of the cross..." See in text (The Were-Wolf)
The “sign of the cross” refers to a movement performed by members of some Christian denominations. During it, believers trace the shape of a cross on their body while reciting a blessing. It is thought to invoke God’s power, which would serve as a protection from evil. Evidently, the family believes they might soon be in danger and are taking steps to safeguard themselves.
"eider feather..." See in text (The Were-Wolf)
The noun “eider feather” refers to a type of duck down, plucked from the female eider duck’s breast. It is one of the more expensive variants of down.
"seine net..." See in text (The Were-Wolf)
The noun “seine net” refers to a type of fishing net, which is held vertically in the water by a system of buoys and weights.