Vocab from: at the fishhouses elizabeth bishop gloaming 1. a. An instrument used in weaving for passing the thread of the weft to and fro from one edge of the cloth to the other between the threads of the warp. fly shuttle 3. transf. a. A thread-car rying device in the form of a weaver"s shuttle, used for knotting, tatting and embroidery. fish-house (a) a place where fish are kept; (b) a place where fish is sold cleat, v: trans. The vertical triangular piece of wall at the end of a r idged roof, from the level of the eaves to the summit. b. Any architectural member having the form of a gable, as a triangular canopy over a window or a doorway. The triangular-topped end wall of a building; a gable-end: a. Lying in shadow; dark, dim, not illuminated. b. Of an object or surface: not reflecting or emitting light; not shining or lustrous.