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A black submarine.

H.L. Hunley

(noun) - a submarine of the Confederate States of America, she was the first combat submarine to sink a warship. The Hunley sank in 1864 off of Charleston Harbor and was recovered in 2000.

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A brown turtle in the water next to rocks.


(noun) - a specific place or natural conditions in which a plant or animals live

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translucent white orbs on the ground.


(noun) - chunks of ice that fall from the clouds during storms

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Person in a magenta jacket laying on a tan hammock with the water in the background.


(noun) - a piece of land that is thickly wooded and usually covered with bushes and vines. Also, a swinging couch or bed, usually made of netting or canvas about six feet wide, suspended by cords at the ends.

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white boats on blue water near a city with large buildings


(noun) - a sheltered body of water deep enough to provide anchorage for ships

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(noun) - a tradition; something that can be passed down from preceding generations


A map of South Carolina showing the roadways in yellow, blue, and red lines.


(noun) - a road that is part of the federal Interstate Highway System, a network of limited-access roads in the United States

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A yellow bowl with cooked off-white corn kernels on a white and gold patterned cloth.


(noun) - a food made from hulled corn kernels soaked in lye water, rinsed, then cooked and eaten

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Wooden tables and chairs face a large wooden desk with the American Flag and the South Carolina flag at the center.

House of Representatives

(noun) - the lower house of the South Carolina General Assembly. It consists of 124 Representatives elected to two-year terms.

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A large church with an iron fence.


(noun) - a French Protestant of the 16th or 17th century

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A large swirling white cloud in dark blue water.


(noun) - a violent storm that originates over the ocean, which is distinguished by sudden extreme changes of the wind and is generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning

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Map of Hurricane Hugo hitting the coastline of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Hurricane Hugo

(noun) - a powerful hurricane that caused widespread damage and loss of life in the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Southeast United States.


Golden husk encases an ear of corn


(noun) - The dry, leafy, or stringy exterior of certain vegetables or fruits, which must be removed before eating the meat inside

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A large building divides the river in two.


(noun) - electricity generated by converting the energy of moving water

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