|Anvil: A heavy steel faced iron block where metal is shapes
who works for a Cooper, Silversmith, etc. for a period of time until he
is trained enough to become what ever he studied in this time.
Arithmetic: The mathematics of solving addition, multiplication,
subtraction, and division.
Card: A wire-toothed brush or a machine fitted with rows of wire
teeth, used to disentangle fibers, as of wool, prior to spinning.
Craftsman: A workman in any skilled occupation
Dutch Oven: A cast iron usually a three legged kettle with a
thight cover, where coals may be heaped that is used for baking in a
Flax Brake: A tool used to take off the outer shaft of flax
Harvest: The time when people go and gather their crops before
Hogshead: A large barrel that hols from 63 to 140 gallons
Hornbook: A wooden paddle that has a piece of paper attached to it
that says the alphabet and possibly a verse from the bible.
Keg: A small barrel having a capacity of 30 gallons or less
Loft: A low space or attic directly under a roof.
Rhetting: The process of taking off the outer part of flax by laying
flax in water
Salamander: A metal disk or
plate heated and held over a food to heat the food item up
Scour: To clean, polish, or wash something
Shear: To cut off the sheep’s wool
Silversmith: Someone who works with silver and makes silverware,
plates, bowls, etc.
Spit: A long wooden stick that is turned to have all sides of
the food item cooked
Statement: A short expression of a idea or act
Tallow: The fat of animals that is white and is
Tavern: An inn
Threshed Grain: Grain that is beat with a flail so as to separate
the grain from the husk
Wash tub: A tub that colonists would wash in
Weave: To make a fabric by interlacing threads or yarns on a loom