flathead

Definitions

  • A Load of Logs. Flathead County, Montana
    A Load of Logs. Flathead County, Montana
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flathead pallid bottom-dwelling flat-headed fish with large eyes and a duck-like snout
    • n flathead food fish of the Indonesian region of the Pacific; resembles gurnards
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Flathead tribal sign. Shoshoni Flathead tribal sign. Shoshoni

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Flathead (Ethnol) A Chinook Indian. See Chinook n., 1.
    • a Flathead Characterized by flatness of head, especially that produced by artificial means, as a certain tribe of American Indians.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Flathead Having an artificially flattened head: applied to certain American Indians. The deformity is produced in infancy by appliances causing pressure upon the skull from before backward (the more common method), making it flat and retreating in front and protuberant behind, or from above downward, making it flat at the top. It disappears partially or wholly with advance of age, and is said not to injure the intellect. The practice now survives chiefly in the northwest, but was formerly common over both North and South America.
    • Flathead [capitalized] Pertaining to the tribe of Indians specifically called Flatheads. See II., 1.
    • n Flathead [capitalized] One of a small tribe of American Indians specifically so called, but erroneously, their heads not being flattened, and their true name being Selish. The original home of the Flatheads was in the valley of the Columbia river, but a part of them now live on a reservation in northwestern Montana. They are all nominally Christianized and civilized.
    • n Flathead A dipnoan fish, Ceratodus forstori.
    • n Flathead A snake which flattens its head, as a species of Heterodon; the hog-nosed snake or puff-adder.
    • n Flathead Notothenia coriiceps, a fish of the family Trachinidæ found in Australian waters. Also called Maori-chief.
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Usage

In literature:

And of course this trip is just as tiresome to the Flatheads as it is to other folks.
"Glinda of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Here he met the Flathead Indians, with whom he had made friends when with Captain Lewis and Lieutenant Clark.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
He is troubled with canker-worm, flathead borer, tarnish plant-bug, fall web-worm, and leaf-crumpler, also with codling-moth.
"The Apple" by Various
Because they flattened the foreheads of their children, the French called them Flatheads.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 5" by Various
He was a Flathead and unlovely.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
The practice of the Flathead Indian is another case.
"Homo-culture" by Martin Luther Holbrook
Flathead catfish were taken by angling at stations A-3 and C-5.
"Fishes of Chautauqua, Cowley and Elk Counties, Kansas" by Artie L. Metcalf
Several aspects of the biology of the flathead in Kansas have been discussed by Minckley and Deacon (1959).
"Fish Populations, Following a Drought, in the Neosho and Marais des Cygnes Rivers of Kansas" by James Everett Deacon
Fine necklace of the HudsonaEuro(TM)s Bay Trading Co. beads, from Flathead Indian grave, Memaloose Is., Oregon.
"American Antiquities" by Wm. B. Norman
Some of these Flatheads are industrious and are employed by the whites in salmon canneries, lumbering and logging operations, farming, etc.
"Cruisings in the Cascades" by George O. Shields
In the meantime the Flathead scout had reached the base of the ridge and disappeared from their sight.
"The War Trail" by Elmer Russell Gregor
SILLOWAY, P. M. Summer Birds of Flathead Lake.
"Color Key to North American Birds" by Frank M. Chapman
MONTANA: Flathead Lake; 6 mi.
"Speciation of the Wandering Shrew" by James S. Findley
The call from the Flathead Indians and the Nez Perces was not forgotten.
"A History of Oregon, 1792-1849" by William Henry Gray
We found that they were Tushepaw Flatheads in pursuit of strayed horses.
"Oregon and Eldorado" by Thomas Bulfinch
And Washakie, himself, was born into the Flathead tribe.
"Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society" by Robert F. Murphy
Flathead, Kaniksu, and Pend Oreille lakes feed Clark's Fork, now more commonly known in its lower section as Pend Oreille River.
"The Columbia River" by William Denison Lyman
Mr. Gray was accompanied by two young men (whites) who wished to return to the States, and also by a son of one of the Flathead chiefs.
"Eleven Years in the Rocky Mountains and Life on the Frontier" by Frances Fuller Victor
Again, the head of the Flathead Indian is a normal head of germinal origin and environment plus the effects of flattening.
"Being Well-Born" by Michael F. Guyer
And of course this trip is just as tiresome to the Flatheads as it is to other folks.
"Glinda of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
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In news:

What to do with the Lake trout in Flathead Lake.
Because Lake Trout fishing is looking good on the Flathead.
I can't really explain or justify my interest (some would say obsession) with old Ford Flathead speed equipment, especially multicarburetor intake manifolds .
Slide guitar Ry Cooder will release his new album I, Flathead on June 24th.
(AP) — A quadriplegic man with five years of skydiving experience died in a weekend skydiving accident in northwestern Montana, Flathead County officials said Monday.
How To Fish for Bass, Trout, Muskies, Flatheads, Snook and Walleyes After Dark.
Model B four or Flathead V-8.
Howe, I would like to know if I would hurt the car's value if I were to install a flathead V-8 in it.
Enlarge Reader submitted photo Jenn Legatz shows off a 39-inch flathead catfish she caught while fishing on the Grand River in Ottawa County.
Montana Gov Brian Schweitzer says a plan by Amtrak to charge a $10 baggage fee for skies and snowboards will unfairly affect the Flathead Valley.
Formally #1 ranked CMR Rustler Football is regaining their confidence after a dominating performance against Flathead.
Ford Flathead Hot Rod 3x2 Edelbrock Tri-power.
Edelbrock Hot Rod Dual Carb Intake /'94's--Flathead Ford.
Check out this 1932 Ford Pickup built by Lucky's Speed Shop featuring a traditional flathead V-8.
Simplicity and durability are defining characteristics of so many of the classic American products we love best: The Harley-Davidson Flathead.
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