Old Man and the Sea

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Fathom
A sea term meaning six feet deep
Dentuso
Something having big teeth
Hawk-bills
A deep sea turtle that’s very valuable
Salao
A Cuban word that means if you have bad luck you can spread it to other people
Dorado
Spanish for golden
Loggerheads
Large, deep sea turtle that isn’t so valuable
Cast net
A round, weighted net designed to be thrown downward and pulled back by strings. Used to catch small bait fish
Thwart
The wide board that goes across the middle of the boat for people to sit on
Juego
Spanish for game or sport
Bow
The frotn end of the boat
Plankton
Tiny plants and animals that float in water
Calambre
Spanish for cramp
Bitt
A post on the deck of a boat, usually with a role attached, used to secure the boat or tow it
Gaff
A large, sharp hook at the end if a rkd or like, used to pull large fish from the water
Thole pins
Pegs set into the upper edge of the side of a boat; oars attach to them
Brisa
Spanish for breeze
Que va
Spanish for either “that’s life” or “whatever happens, happens”
Flying fish
A fish with a long pectoral fin which looks like a wing; can jump in the air several feet

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