Saki

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n saki small arboreal monkey of tropical South America with long hair and bushy nonprehensile tail
    • n saki Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot
    • n Saki British writer of short stories (1870-1916)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Saki sā"kĭ (Zoöl) Any one of several species of South American monkeys of the genus Pithecia. They have large ears, and a long hairy tail which is not prehensile.☞ The black saki (Pithecia satanas), the white-headed (P. leucocephala), and the red-backed, or hand-drinking, saki (P. chiropotes), are among the best-known.
    • n Saki The alcoholic drink of Japan. It is made from rice; it is usually spelled sake.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n saki A South American monkey of the family Cebidæ and subfamily Pitheciinæ, especially of the genus Pithecia, of which there are several species; one of the fox-tailed monkeys, with a bushy non-prehensile tail. P. monachus is the monk-saki; P. satanas is the black saki, or couxio; P. leucocephalus is the white-headed saki; P. chiropotes is sometimes called the “hand-drinking” saki, from some story which attached to this species, though all these monkeys drink in the same way. See cut under Pithecia. Also sake.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Saki sak′i a genus of long-tailed South American monkeys.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. & Pg. saki,; probably from the native name

Usage

In literature:

First we have the Sakis, which have a bushy tail and usually very long and thick hair, something like that of a bear.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882" by Various
Although young ladies are employed to mix the nuptial saki they do not attend on the bride.
"Sketches of Japanese Manners and Customs" by J. M. W. Silver
Saki was the perfect servant, noiseless, unobtrusive, expert.
"Half Portions" by Edna Ferber
At 11.30, when off Touraya-saki, we set some of the head canvas.
"A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'" by Annie Allnut Brassey
O Saki, do not pass my goblet by, Although the feast is spread its lip is dry.
"Hindustani Lyrics" by Various
The Sakis, 3 leagues from the Bay, and Pottewatamis, about 200 warriors.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
Hung Wapu went on whispering with his companion, and all the time he continued to polish his little saki-bowls.
"Banzai!" by Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
Tea, sugar-water, saki, are their chief beverages.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The Sakis are a rude and miserably backward people.
"Adventures in Many Lands" by Various
Among the enemy were some Sakis, or Sacs, fighting for the Outagamies, while others of their tribe were among the allies of the French.
"A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I" by Francis Parkman
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In news:

Music The World Music Festival, John Cale , Saki Records, and more on the B Side.
Shaun Saki and Staci Hayes exchange wedding vows.
Staci Hayes and Shaun Saki were united in marriage on June 30, 2012, at Little Brook Meadows in Lancaster.
Saki launches a label.
Music The World Music Festival, John Cale, Saki Records, and more on the B Side.
Saki, Chicago: Autobiographical painter Kevin Coutts presents new work.
See, Saki record store is having its first Musical Wine Tasting this Saturday night.
Saki Sushi claimed fumes from Tweety Nails hurt its bottom-line.
30pm-8pm 1/2 price hand rolls & Saki flights.
A new variety show at Saki and a birthday party for half of Football.
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