Mohawk

Definitions

  • Chief of Mohawks
    Chief of Mohawks
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mohawk haircut in which the head is shaved except for a band of hair down the middle of the scalp
    • n Mohawk the Iroquoian language spoken by the Mohawk
    • n Mohawk a member of the Iroquoian people formerly living along the Mohawk River in New York State
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mohawk (Ethnol) One of a tribe of Indians who formed part of the Five Nations. They formerly inhabited the valley of the Mohawk River.
    • Mohawk One of certain ruffians who infested the streets of London in the time of Addison, and took the name from the Mohawk Indians.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Mohawk One of a tribe of American Indians of the Huron-Iroquois family, situated along the Mohawk river. It was the easternmost of the Five Nations. See Iroquois.
    • n Mohawk A ruffian; specifically [cap. or lowercase], one of those who infested the streets of London about the beginning of the eighteenth century: so called from the Indian tribe of that name.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mohawk mō′hawk the name of a tribe of North American Indians of the Huron-Iroquois family—hence one of a set of London street-ruffians about the beginning of the 18th century
    • Mohawk Also Mō′hock
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Usage

In literature:

THE MOHAWKS AND THEIR TEA-PARTY.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
But the colourful ceremonies of Brantford were those connected with the Mohawks.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
The beautiful valley of the Mohawk was theirs no longer.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
On the {88} east at their very door lay the valley of the Mohawk and the Hudson.
"The Fighting Governor" by Charles W. Colby
Not all Tuscaroras either; there are Eries yonder to the right, and a few renegade Mohawks with them.
"Beyond the Frontier" by Randall Parrish
You tell me, colonel, that the Mohawk did not reach Wilkesbarre with her to-day?
"The Wilderness Fugitives" by Edward S. Ellis
This torture was repeated in each of the three Mohawk villages.
"Old Quebec" by Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
After the Revolution, Washington and General Clinton bought six thousand acres "amazingly cheap," in the Mohawk valley.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
How have the Genesee and Mohawk valleys been affected by this removal of phosphoric acid?
"The Elements of Agriculture" by George E. Waring
And these all were edged with red hair got in the country of the Mohawks.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
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In poetry:

It is the war-whoop of the braves,
Of Kerr's famed Mohawk crew,
Who near Fitzgibbon ambushed lie
To serve that lonely few.
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
For strife against the ocean tribe
The Mohawks' war array
Comes floating down, where broad St. John
Reflects the dawning day.
"The Guide Of The Mohawks" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
The banks fly past, the water seethes;
The Mohawks shout, "To shore!
Where is the girl?" Her cry ascends
From out the river's roar.
"The Guide Of The Mohawks" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
"Or coward Nipmucks! may his scalp dry black
In Mohawk smoke, before I send her back."
He shook his clenched hand towards the ocean wave,
While hoarse assent his listening council gave.
"The Bridal of Pennacook" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

While trading on above-average volume, Mohawk Industries (MHK) climbed today, reaching and then surpassing its previous 52-week high of $70.40.
Right turns on red at Mohawk Commons must be prohibited.
Mohawk girls fall in consolation game.
NEW CASTLE — The Mohawk High girls soccer team came up short in the WPIAL Class A consolation game Saturday.
The associate vice president and dean at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, N.Y.
"Mohawk Guy" Bobak Ferdowsi became the face of the Mars rover team.
Mohawk names Demboski new VP.
Mohawk FFA hosted Distracted Driving Day recently.
Mohawk will run four weekly divisions in 2013 with the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Mod Lites and Bandits filling the regular lineup.
Mohawk International Raceway is in Akwesasne, N.Y.
Governor Andrew Cuomo toured the Mohawk Valley today to see how the region spent last year's regional economic development council grant.
Mohawk Indian, New York nun to be elevated to sainthood.
Oct 18, 2012 — Catholics across Upstate New York and Canada are celebrating the canonization of a 17th century Mohawk woman.
Canal system gates up, Mohawk flowing freely .
Tribe releases sturgeon into Salmon River RESTORATION PROJECT: Children from Mohawk school get up -close look at prehistoric fish.
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