from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A short outer jacket worn in China, chiefly in the northern provinces and territories.


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  • There was a chain saw carving, a great section of honey-colored maple topped with a huge bust of makwa, a bear.

    Vermilion Drift

  • When makwa walks in,” Meloux said, using the Ojibwe word for bear, “the hunter springs the trap, the log falls, makwa’s back is broken.

    Mercy Falls

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