from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Eskimo.
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- proper n. Eskimo (the language)
- proper n. Eskimo (the group of people)
- n. Eskimo (a member of the group)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as Eskimo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Eskimo.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the language spoken by the Eskimo
- n. 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')
| The term Esquimau is the singular form of Esquimaux, |
Esquimau settlements, when we wos lookin 'over the side at the lumps of ice floatin' past, up got a walrus not very far off shore, and out went half-a-dozen kayaks, as they call the Esquimau men's boats, and they all sot on the beast at once.
Esquimau, who answers me with praise of blubber and nights spent in ice houses and baths of foul vapour.
We may know that the modern Irishman as much resembles the Gael of old as he resembles the Esquimau or the Kafir on the Hindu Kush.
Yet the Esquimau does not consider himself strange.
To be in no least doubt about one's physical attractiveness - that must be strange - as strange as being an Esquimau.
Rugs, tables, chairs, and sofas made the Esquimau edifice cozy within; and an oil stove kept eggs and coffee sizzling merrily at dinner time.
Past the Esquimau village, the richly varied city of state and foreign buildings came into view.
I will adopt the customs and manners of any country; I will dress in furs with a seal-skin cap, and eat blubber like an Esquimau, or turn myself into an Indian squaw; would you like to have me for a squaw, Monsieur Horace?
And falling asleep with the laughing demon of wind and melody cascading wildly through the mad scene from Lucia, she dreamt that Carl had captured an Esquimau with his flute and weaving a suit of basket armor for him, had dispatched him by aeroplane to lead Diane's gypsy cart into the Everglades of Florida, the home-state of Norman Westfall until his ill-fated marriage.
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