American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Keokuk 1790?-1848? American Sauk leader who aided the United States in the Black Hawk War (1832) and negotiated peace between his people and the Sioux (1837).
- n. Sauk leader who aided the United States against Black Hawk (1790-1848)
“Nicknaming — a prominent feature of core-group membership for Digger women and men — served a century earlier in Keokuk to create a jocular sociability between men of sharply different class positions, ethnicities, migration strategies, and regional origins.”
“A similar conviviality also figured prominently in Keokuk's masculine subcultures.”
“In the mid 1850s, Samuel Clemens, twenty-one years old and living in Keokuk, Iowa, read Lieutenant Lewis Herndon’s account of his exploration of the Amazon River for the U.S. Navy.”
“People who do not have access to the Internet should call the Keokuk or Fort Madison police departments or Lee County Sheriff's Office and register their telephone numbers.”
“Close at hand two buoys marked the spots where the monitors "Keokuk" and "Weehawken" were sunk; and lashed to a mast-head of the latter, still visible above the water, was a small American flag floating in the breeze.”
“Charlestown Bar in May, 1862, and delivered her and his services to the commander of the United States blockading squadron; was appointed pilot in the United States navy, and served in that capacity on the monitor "Keokuk" in the attack on Fort Sumter; served as pilot in the quartermaster's department, and was promoted as captain for gallant and meritorious conduct December 1, 1863, and placed in command of”
“Again, after a fierce battle with the fort, the Federal fleet drew off, leaving the "Keokuk" monitor sunk; only to concentrate troops and build heavy batteries, for persistent attempt to reduce the devoted city.”
“There were eight turreted ironclads, including the boasted double-turreted "Keokuk" and an immense plated frigate known as the Ironsides.”
“Harris and Col. Graham, seem to leave no doubt of the sinking of the "Keokuk" between nine and ten yesterday morning.”
“Is this one of those crazy laws you read about in Reader's Digest, like "It is illegal to walk a salamander after dark in Keokuk, Iowa"?”
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