from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Native American people inhabiting northeast Oregon and southeast Washington.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. The extinct traditional language of the Cayuse, not closely related to any other.
  • n. The dialect of Nez Perce spoken by the Cayuse in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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  • proper n. a Native American tribe from Oregon


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  • These latter were a Chinese cook named Algy, a Piute Indian half-breed called Cayuse, and two rare souls -- Napoleon G. Blink and

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  • I was riding a powerful "Cayuse" or western horse, which Captain "Rudd" Marshall, with rare good judgment, had selected for me at Valcartier.

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  • Shortest route probably would be Cayuse - back in the 50s there was a movement to tunnel there. blog comments powered by Disqus publicola nerds

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  • At least one WA representative (Betz, Cayuse, K, Royal City, something!!!) should have been included if you intended to make this comprehensive.

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  • It goes: Emptiness cannot be compressed, nor can it fight abuse, nor is there an endless west hosting elk, antelope and a tough Cayuse (ph).

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  • Cayuse wines are also well priced; the Grenache "God Only Knows" costs $60 a bottle but could be matched against any top Ch teanueuf-du-Pape.

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  • I followed him inside the rambling barbed wire, shaking my head and muttering “Cayuse?”

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  • Accenture is teaming with the Umatilla Native American tribe to create Cayuse Technologies, a call center and information technology outsourcing company within the United States.

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  • Or make it a three-pack with a Pepper Bridge, Woodward Canyon and Cayuse, who makes impressive Merlot, Cabernet, and Syrah respectively.

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