Esquimau

Definitions

  • AN ESQUIMAU SLED
    AN ESQUIMAU SLED
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Esquimau the language spoken by the Eskimo
    • n Esquimau a member of a people inhabiting the Arctic (northern Canada or Greenland or Alaska or eastern Siberia); the Algonquians called them Eskimo (`eaters of raw flesh') but they call themselves the Inuit (`the people')
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Esquimau Same as Eskimo. "It is . . . an error to suppose that where an Esquimau can live, a civilized man can live also."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Esquimau See Eskimo.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Esquimau es′ki-mō (pl. Esquimaux, es′ki-mōz), Same as Eskimo.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

One would think he was a Turk, an Esquimau, or a cannibal.
"Penelope's Experiences in Scotland" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
The snow-bound in their Arctic hulk are glad to see even a wandering Esquimau.
"Backlog Studies" by Charles Dudley Warner
Next, perhaps, he appeared in Greenland, blubbering with an Esquimau heiress.
"Tales of Aztlan" by George Hartmann
An Esquimau informed Captain Lyon that in the first of the winter the pregnant bears are always fat and solitary.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 324, March 18, 1882" by Various
They were clad from head to foot in Esquimau costume, and now bore as strong a resemblance to Polar bears as man could attain to.
"The World of Ice" by Robert Michael Ballantyne
In a day or two Christiansen, an Esquimau, died.
"American Merchant Ships and Sailors" by Willis J. Abbot
The crew had received their "liberty," and there was much wondering among them whether Esquimau eyes could speak a tender welcome.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867." by Various
Past the Esquimau village, the richly varied city of state and foreign buildings came into view.
"The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair" by Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA 'Quondam')
IGLOOS, OR ESQUIMAU HUTS.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Go into an Esquimau's hut at almost any time when they are not sleeping, and you will find every individual occupied at some task.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
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In poetry:

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,
Thou cheerest the Esquimau in the night;
For thou lettest him see to harpoon the fish,
And with them he makes a dainty dish.
"The Moon" by William Topaz McGonagall