Algonquin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Algonquin of or relating to an Algonquian tribe or its people or language
    • n Algonquin family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
    • n Algonquin a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: "Toboggan" is derived from the Algonquin language and loosely meant "instrument with which to drag a cord."
    • n Algonquin One of a widely spread family of Indians, including many distinct tribes, which formerly occupied most of the northern and eastern part of North America. The name was originally applied to a group of Indian tribes north of the River St. Lawrence.
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Usage

In literature:

The Indians of New England were Algonquins.
"Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology" by John D. Baldwin
Nor did the Iroquois wait to complete the subjugation of their own kindred, before turning their arms against their Algonquin neighbors.
"The Indian Question (1874)" by Francis A. Walker
The long house was used by the Powhatans and other Algonquin tribes.
"The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Fiske
The Black Hawk war in 1836 was the end of the Algonquin resistance.
"The Indian Today" by Charles A. Eastman
He belongs to one of the Algonquin tribes, and they used to be allies of ours.
"The King's Warrant" by Alfred H. Engelbach
The postmark was Algonquin, but then every one who sent a valentine from Orchard Glen mailed it in Algonquin.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
There were few men in Algonquin who were not indebted to Angus McRae for something of value.
"The End of the Rainbow" by Marian Keith
The Indians, who inhabit its banks, are of the Knisteneaux and Algonquin tribes.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
I have scarcely held speech with anyone but the Algonquin chief since we took to the water.
"Beyond the Frontier" by Randall Parrish
Disliking the brusqueness of the new rulers, the Algonquins now shunned the city.
"Old Quebec" by Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
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In news:

Algonquin Sweeping & Striping of Walpole,MA, completed construction site sweeping of porous pavement at Wellesley High School.
In this recording, ambient night sounds are a backdrop to gray wolves howling in Canada's Algonquin National Park.
AN EDUCATION AT THE NEW YORKER By Janet Groth Algonquin Books, $21.95, 332 pages.
An Education at The New Yorker Algonquin Books 320 pp.
Algonquin School Committee sets budget goals it may not reach.
Show cats dressed in everything from an Elvis costume to a sequined satin dress planned to their stuff at New York's Algonquin Hotel.
Christian Stilwell , 17, of Algonquin, who died in his sleep in April, had a cystic lesion on his brain that had gone undetected.
Algonquin's O'Connell gets 500th career point.
Algonquin police seek accreditation .
A teaching assistant and baseball coach at Algonquin Middle School in Averill Park is on administrative leave tonight and under investigation.
LAKE IN THE HILLS – American Legion Post 1231 will host a turkey raffle from 7 to 10 pm Saturday at the post, 1101 W Algonquin Road.
Cabaret favorite Andrea Marcovicci, who recently celebrated her 25th anniversary season at the Algonquin Hotel's now-closed Oak Room, played her first engagement at the Café Carlyle on Oct 2.
No Limit Arcades , 2718 W Algonquin Road, Algonquin.
He recently opened No Limit Arcades in Algonquin, a virtual blast from the past for adults and their kids.
A teaching assistant at Algonquin Middle School is out on administrative leave amid a state police investigation.
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