Definitions

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  • n. A member of a race of native people encountered by early Norse settlers to Greenland, often equated with Inuit or American Indians.
  • n. A little-known language once spoken by the now extinct Beothuk Indians of Newfoundland (also called Beothuk or Red Indian).

Etymologies

After Old Norse Skrælingar (plural), the Norse name for the native inhabitants of Greenland. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “That would be the missing valet,” Skraeling said.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • Then Malgres, whom Big White hardly noticed, struck with his knife before Skraeling could stop him, and the one man who could have given them valuable information about the treasure boat slumped down in the snow and died.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • Skraeling had crawled under the wagon and died of his own sickness; the Ear Taker had waited one day too long to make his attempt.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • “Well, well—this will be interesting,” Skraeling said.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • Big White had actually been on the English boat—Skraeling had merely been waiting for Guillaume to catch up so Guillaume could ask the old man about the treasures on the steamer.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • Both Skraeling and Charbonneau looked hard at Malgres, a killer, but a man of little judgment.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • When he grew up the tribe let him go—very soon, with more and more settlers crowding into the Comancheria, Skraeling became a ransom specialist, buying back young captives for the frontier families or small settlements from which they had been snatched.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • Then she left the lodge—she wanted to hear what Skraeling said to the Bad Eye.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • “Senor Skraeling, he died,” Obregon informed them.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • If Skraeling decided to chase the English boat, then let him do it with Malgres and the Ponca.

    The Berrybender Narratives

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