English 17

firth

a long, narrow inlet of the sea

grenaiders

foot soldiers

sembalance

outward appearance

eldritch

weird and sinister or ghostly

hurdles

obstacles

barricade

to block off

fifes

small, high-pitched flute-like instruments

reassure

to restore confidence

Laird

landowner

unnerving

upsetting; causing nervousness

upbraiding

scolding

earthen

made of earth

thronged

crowded

jockey

a person who rides horses in races

assent

agreement

averse

opposed

adverse

Not helpful; harmful

appraise

to estimate the value of

apprise

to inform

loath

unwilling, reluctant

beheld

saw

Muckle

great, large

bairn

child