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abetting

helping

apparatus

equipment

attainments

achievements

Austrachan (astrachan)

woollen fabric with a curly looped pile

Beavers

a woollen fabric used for outer garments

Bulwarks

the part of the ship's side which is above the upper deck

cartoon

a drawing which is intended to be funny

certificated

authorised by having a certificate

certified

guaranteed to have met a certain standard

chronology

the arrangement of events in time

Damask

a richly patterned fabric

Doeskin

either a fine woollen fabric or leather

drapery

a shop selling cloth, fabric etc

evidence

something helpful in coming to a conclusion

Friend

member of the Society of Friends, often known as Quakers

Hind

labourer of worker

insufficiency

a failing, inadequacy, not having enough

Inventory

a detailed list of items

mantle

a cloak

martyrs

in this case, people who suffered death because they refused to give up their religion

Merino

a fine woollen fabric

millinery

shop selling hats

official

in this case, something that comes from a proper authority

pilts

presumably some type of cloth or fabric

poplin

a ribbed fabric

pungency

having a sharp taste and/or smell

recognizances

an obligation or undertaking made in a court (normally to appear in court again)

reliability

dependable

sattarras

presumably some type of cloth or fabric

shawl

piece of cloth used to cover head and'or shoulders

the Sudan

a country in North East Africa

Tract and Bible Depository

place where religious pamphlets, books and Bibles were stored. Possibly connected to the Religious Tract Society which was established in London in 1799.

Wincey

a warm woollen fabric

Witney

woollen cloth, often used for blankets

   
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