- n. Alternative form of oldsquaw.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Zoöl.) a duck (Clangula hyemalis) inhabiting the northern parts of both hemispheres. The adult male is varied with black and white and is remarkable for the length of its tail. Called also
longtailed duck, south southerly, callow, hareld, and old wife.
- n. (Zoöl.) See under Old.
- n. a common long-tailed sea duck of the northern parts of the United States
“Her limbs dragged and shuffled, her eyes dimmed and bleared, and only the little children found joy against the withered cheek of the old squaw by the fire.”
“We drove these Indians across the Platte river and then returned to Fort McPherson, bringing the old squaw with us, from there she was sent to the Spotted Tail Agency.”
“The old squaw gave it as her opinion, in very Indian English, that it was "muchee walkee" for little white boy, and that he had best stay with her that night and go on to-morrow.”
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