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4.1 What’s in a word?

Many of the words found in Cook’s journal and the Endeavour inventory were common in the 1700s but are not common today. Understanding these words helps us to better understand life on board the Endeavour.

1. Here are 10 such words from Cook’s journal but the correct meaning for each one is in the wrong place. Match them up by dragging and dropping the right meaning next to each word.

2. Using at least five of these words, write a paragraph describing what life was like on the Endeavour.

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