American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Hiawatha fl. 1570. Onondagan leader who, along with Deganawidah, is credited with the organization of the Iroquois confederacy. His name was given to the hero of Longfellow's poem The Song of Hiawatha (1855).
- n. a Native American chieftain who argued for peace with the European settlers (16th century)
“Hiawatha is operated by Metro Transit, which is also the primary operator of buses in the Twin Cities.”
“You remember, in Hiawatha, how they sing as they paddle along?”
“By some strange twist of mental association, whenever I was a fetcher in these circumstances I found myself mentally quoting Longfellow's line in "Hiawatha" -- "He is gathering in his firewood"!”
“Of course you know something about Longfellow's "Hiawatha" -- such lines as these:”
“First we see the locomotive with its train of four Milwaukee Road "Hiawatha" - style passenger cars pull into Portage Yard for a short water and service stop.”
“His Hiawatha is a national poem that records the picturesque traditions of the American”
“His Hiawatha was a new book during one of those terrible Lake Shore winters, but all the other poems were old friends with me by that time.”
“The Wisconsin train is scheduled to begin operating in 2013, initially at speeds up to 79 miles an hour, as an extension of the popular Chicago-to-Milwaukee "Hiawatha" route.”
“The line between Madison and Milwaukee was intended to be an extension of the popular Chicago-to-Milwaukee "Hiawatha" route.”
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