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Virginia’s Image Gloss

“The Yankee clipper is under her three skysails. . . .she cuts the sparkle and scud, My eyes settle the land . . . . I bend at her prow or shout joyously from the deck.” p. 35, Song of Myself SCUD: As a noun: Main Entry: 2scud Function: noun Date: 1609 1 : the action of scudding : rush 2 […] […]

Caryn’s ImageGloss

And that a kelson of the creation is love; (p 31) What is a kelson? keelson noun a structure running the length of a ship and fastening the timbers or plates of the floor to its keel. kelson n. variant spelling of keelson . The Oxford Dictionary of English (2nd edition revised) James Rumsey’s Steamboat […] […]

Brendon’s Image Gloss

“Where cheese-cloth hangs in the kitchen, and andirons straddle the hearth-slab…” Andiron: Either of a pair of metal supports for firewood used on a hearth and made of a horizontal bar mounted on short legs with usually a vertical shaft surmounting the front end. (Merriam-Webster) Often cast in the form of a statue or with elaborate decorations. […] […]

Image Gloss

“The quadroon girl is sold at the stand…. ” (39). Quadroon: Someone of 1/4 Black ancestry. A term used in The South during the 19th century. This was during the time of Jim Crow laws and the “one drop” rule, in which anyone with any amount of Black ancestry was considered Black. Jade, from America’s Next Top […] […]