The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

Washington Irving

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

Washington Irving

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adapted from the Collins English Dictionary

Accoucheur NOUN a male midwife or doctor
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I think my sister must have had some general idea that I was a young offender whom an Accoucheur Policemen had taken up (on my birthday) and delivered over to her (Great Expectations by Charles Dickens)
addled ADJ confused and unable to think properly
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But she counted and counted till she got that addled (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain)
admiration NOUN amazement or wonder
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lifting up his hands and eyes by way of admiration (Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift)
afeard ADJ afeard means afraid
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shake it–and don’t be afeard (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain)
affected VERB affected means followed
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Hadst thou affected sweet divinity (Doctor Faustus 5.2 by Christopher Marlowe)
aground ADV when a boat runs aground, it touches the ground in a shallow part of the water and gets stuck
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what kep’ you?–boat get aground? (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain)
ague NOUN a fever in which the patient has alternate hot and cold shivering fits
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his exposure to the wet and cold had brought on fever and ague (Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens)
alchemy ADJ false or worthless
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all wealth alchemy (The Sun Rising by John Donne)
all alike PHRASE the same all the time
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Love, all alike (The Sun Rising by John Donne)
alow and aloft PHRASE alow means in the lower part or bottom, and aloft means on the top, so alow and aloft means on the top and in the bottom or throughout
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Someone’s turned the chest out alow and aloft (Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson)
ambuscade NOUN ambuscade is not a proper word. Tom means an ambush, which is when a group of people attack their enemies, after hiding and waiting for them
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and so we would lie in ambuscade, as he called it (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain)
amiable ADJ likeable or pleasant
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Such amiable qualities must speak for themselves (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)
amulet NOUN an amulet is a charm thought to drive away evil spirits.
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uttered phrases at once occult and familiar, like the amulet worn on the heart (Silas Marner by George Eliot)
amusement NOUN here amusement means a strange and disturbing puzzle
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this was an amusement the other way (Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe)
ancient NOUN an ancient was the flag displayed on a ship to show which country it belongs to. It is also called the ensign
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her ancient and pendants out (Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe)
antic ADJ here antic means horrible or grotesque
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armed and dressed after a very antic manner (Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift)
antics NOUN antics is an old word meaning clowns, or people who do silly things to make other people laugh
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And point like antics at his triple crown (Doctor Faustus 3.2 by Christopher Marlowe)
appanage NOUN an appanage is a living allowance
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Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Epigraph
  3. Contents
  4. History of Collins
  5. Life & Times
  6. Preface
  7. The Author’s Account of Himself
  8. The Voyage
  9. Roscoe
  10. The Wife
  11. Rip Van Winkle
  12. English Writers on America
  13. Rural Life in England
  14. The Broken Heart
  15. The Art of Book-making
  16. A Royal Poet
  17. The Country Church
  18. The Widow and her Son
  19. A Sunday in London
  20. The Boar’s Head Tavern
  21. The Mutability of Literature
  22. Rural Funerals
  23. The Inn Kitchen
  24. The Spectre Bridegroom
  25. Westminster Abbey
  26. Christmas
  27. The Stage-Coach
  28. Christmas Eve
  29. Christmas Day
  30. The Christmas Dinner
  31. London Antiques
  32. Little Britain
  33. Statford-on-Avon
  34. Traits of Indian Character
  35. Philip of Pokanoket
  36. John Bull
  37. The Pride of the Village
  38. The Angler
  39. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  40. Postscript
  41. L’Envoy
  42. Footnotes
  43. Classic Literature: Words and Phrases adapted from the Collins English Dictionary
  44. Copyright
  45. About the Publisher