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Lesson 2 The Hole in the Dike. Windmill wind/mill. A mill or machine that uses the power of the wind to turn the vanes or sails. Peter loved to look at the old windmills turning slowly. Dikes. A thick wall built to hold back water.
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Windmill wind/mill • A mill or machine that uses the power of the wind to turn the vanes or sails. • Peter loved to look at the old windmills turning slowly.
Dikes • A thick wall built to hold back water. • The land is kept safe and dry by high, strong walls called dikes.
Trickling trick/ling • Flowing drop by drop. • He saw a small stream of water trickling through a hole in the dike below.
Numb • Having no feeling. • His fingers grew cold and numb.
Rumbling Rum/bling • Make a deep, heavy, continuous sound • It was the milk cart rumbling down the road.
Flooded • A great flow of water over dry land • To fill much higher than usual • Without these dikes the land would be flooded and everything would be washed away.
Other words to know. Gushing • Pouring out suddenly and in large amounts • Page 124
Hero • A person who is looked up to because of brave or courageous acts • Page 130
Gurgling • Making a sound like a bubbling liquid • Page 122
Echo • A sound that repeats after it hits a hollow wall, or distant hills • Page 124