tepee

Definitions

  • An Indian tepee
    An Indian tepee
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tepee a Native American tent; usually of conical shape
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tepee An Indian wigwam or tent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tepee An Indian wigwam or tent.
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Usage

In literature:

The Indians stretched their tepees and cooked their supper.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
Thin threads of smoke rose from the four cabins and several of the tepees, but not from the larger cabin.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
These branches being numerous and thickly placed, constituted what might be considered a tepee, with only the broad opening in front.
"The Young Ranchers" by Edward S. Ellis
Most of these Indians have graduated from the old-time tepee.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 3, July, 1900" by Various
The yellowed tepes stand.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
An' nex' day Clawhammer's tepee burn up.
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
He wandered among the scattered tepees, and, turning, came along the same paths again, that he might once more overhear his worshippers.
"Red Men and White" by Owen Wister
Pogosa was waiting, squatted on the ground at some distance from her tepee.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
He set his teeth as they passed a tepee at a few yards distance.
"Blake's Burden" by Harold Bindloss
Brown-faced children would play about the tepee door.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
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In poetry:

He smoked the pipe of peace—the sceen? tepees,
wigwams, papooses, buffalo hides, a high fire—
with everyone,
even that abnormally scrubbed & powerful one,
shivering with power, held together with wires,
his worst enemy.
"Dream Song 116: Through the forest, followed, Henry made his silky way" by John Berryman

In news:

View full size Terry Richard/The Oregonian The inner wall of a tepee at Warm Springs glows in evening light.
Tepee frames at Big Hole Battlefield (NPS Photo).
A tepee and a platform tent at Quiet Waters Park.
Quiet Waters Park's Rent-a-Tent/ Tepee Campground in Deerfield Beach, Fla. Its 25 Rent-a-Tent sites and two tepee sites are ready and waiting for you.
Justin Rodier, right, puts up a custom tepee cover made by Sydney Pursel, left, over a frame in front of their house on Monday.
Rodier said the tepee 's frame is simply metal poles tied together with nylon rope and duct tape.
Putting up the tepee poles.
Sydney Pursel directs Justin Rodier as he puts up poles for a tepee in their yard.
In case you haven't heard, a tepee is going up in the Piazza this weekend.
Tepee Gift store clerk keeps customers in moccasins, souvenirs.
Many of us have spotted the pink tepee of Pocahontas County, jutting out from the tip of the mountain above Marlinton.
Plains Indian Culture, as Seen Through the Ingenuity of the Tepee.
Quiet Waters Park's Rent-a- Tent /Tepee Campground in Deerfield Beach, Fla. Its 25 Rent-a- Tent sites and two tepee sites are ready and waiting for you.
A folding gold crown from Tillya Tepe, dating from the 1st century AD, is a particular highlight of the Afghanistan Crossroads of the Ancient World exhibition at the British Museum in London.
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