Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small apron made of bark strings, worn by the Indians of Guiana. When the Indians are in contact with the whites, beaded strings are used in place of bark strings. [Guiana.]

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  • He replied that there would be no difficulty: that Runi would give his consent, as would also Otawinki, Piake, and other relations; and last, and least, according to the matrimonial customs of these latitudes, Oalava herself would be ready to bestow her person — queyou, worn figleaf-wise, necklace of accouri teeth, and all — on so worthy a suitor as myself.

    Green Mansions

  • Oalava herself would be ready to bestow her person -- queyou, worn figleaf-wise, necklace of accouri teeth, and all -- on so worthy a suitor as myself.

    Green Mansions: a romance of the tropical forest

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