(cedar) duff
decaying leaves and branches covering a forest floor
axis
the line about which a rotating body, such as the earth, turns
bivouac
a temporary encampment often in an unsheltered area
blacktop
tarmac, or asphalt
bolus
a soft, roundish mass or lump
chert
a compact rock consisting essentially of microcrystalline quartz
chifforobe
a piece of furniture having both drawers and space for hanging clothes
Christendom
Christians collectively
coagulate
to change from a fluid into a thickened mass, to curdle or congeal
collet
a collar or enclosing band
discalced
(chiefly of members of certain religious orders) without shoes
EPIRB
acronym which stands for emergency position-indicating radio beacon
gorge
a small canyon
granitic
anything compared to this rock in great hardness, firmness, or durability
gryke
variation of grike; a deep vertical cleft in a limestone rock surface
hemlock
a poisonous plant
Hezzanith, London
old English maker of antique ornaments
hydraulic
operated by, moved by, or employing water or other liquids in motion
isocline
a fold of strata so tightly compressed that both limbs dip in the same direction
knurled
a knob, knot, or other small protuberance
lanyard
a chord or rope for holding a knife, usually around the wrist or shoulder
macadam
the broken stone used in making a road
magnolias
any shrub or tree, having large, usually fragrant flowers and an aromatic bark, much cultivated for ornament
okra
a shrub, of the mallow family, bearing beaked pods
pipeclayed
to whiten with pipe clay
pipsissewa
an evergreen plant, the leaves of which are used medicinally for their tonic, diuretic, and astringent properties
plywood
a material used for various building purposes
rhododendron
an evergreen or deciduous shrub or tree, with rounded clusters of showy, pink, purple or white flowers and oval or oblong leaves
riprap
a foundation or wall of stones thrown together irregularly
scabland
rough, barren, volcanic topography with thin soils and little vegetation
sconces
the hole or socket that holds a candlestick
scrollwork
decorative work in which scroll forms figure prominently
second-growth timber
that which has regrown after a major disturbance; also known as secondary timber
sextant
an astronomical instrument used to determine latitude and longitude at sea by measuring angular distances, esp. the altitudes of sun, moon, and stars
tarpaulin
a protective covering of canvas or other material waterproofed with tar, paint, or wax
truckgarden
a piece of land used to grow vegetables for sale at market
valise
a small piece of luggage that can be carried by hand, used for holding clothing, toiletries, etc.
verdigris
a green or bluish patina formed on copper, brass, or bronze surfaces exposed to the air for long periods of time