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A breathless messenger staggers into the city.
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Anchor: to secure something so it will not move
artistitc: done with imaginative skill
barge: a large boat with a flat bottom used to carry goods on rivers and canals
cast: to form or shape in melted metal
cast iron: hard, brittle iron shaped by casting
causeway: a raised road across a marsh or stretch of water
conquer: to overcome
counterweight: a weight at one end of a beam
engineer: a person who designs and builds roads, bridges, buildings, and other structures
erupt: to burst forth suddenly
gale: a strong wind
gorge: a narrow valley between steep cliffs
hoist: to lift or pull up
Incas: a people of ancient Peru
innovative: a new way of doing something
marsh: low land that is wet and soft
matting: a flat piece of rough material, such as straw and twigs, woven together
memorial: anything meant to remind people of a person or and event
Middle Ages: a time in European history between A.D. 476 and A.D. 1450
outdated: behind the times; not longer current
Persia: the country now called Iran
pier: an upright support for the middle sections of a bridge
pivot: a point, pin, or rod upon which something turns
plank: a long, wide, thick board
semicircle: in the shape of half a circle
slab: a piece of wood, concrete, or stone that is flat, broad, and thick
span: (verb )to stretch or reach across; (noun) the distance between two ends
stress: stain, force, or pressure
surrender: to give up to the power of another
transfer: to move, carry, send, or change form on person or place to another
vertical: straight up and down
viaduct: a bridge, or line of bridges, that carries a road or railroad across a valley
wrought-iron: made of iron hammered into shape Show all 33 glossary entries
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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