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  • n. Alternative spelling of Fanti.


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  • He was perpetually "going Fantee" among the natives, which, of course, no man with any sense believes in.

    Plain Tales from the Hills

  • There was no hope of regeneration in the slave-dealing Soudanese, the debased Fantee, or the Americanised negroes of Liberia.

    The Captain of the Polestar and other Tales

  • Horses were therefore ordered to be saddled and taken up to the house; a Fantee negro, who had been re-named Juan, and who had the reputation of being a marvellously expert tracker, was ordered to examine the ground about the tobacco shed for tracks, and to hold himself ready to accompany the hunters; and Jack and Carlos then returned to the house to equip themselves.

    The Cruise of the Thetis A Tale of the Cuban Insurrection

  • Fantee pointed to some scars on the hillside which looked as though they had been quite recently made by the passage of some heavy body.

    The Cruise of the Thetis A Tale of the Cuban Insurrection

  • Obi-ism and Fantee-ism have been exercised in my own presence, and their results proved by the evidence of my own eyes and other senses.

    The Lady of the Shroud

  • Spend thousands on the poor Fantee by all means, but think also of our own iron men who do _not_ lead easy lives; think of the terror of the crashing North Sea; think of the cool, imperturbable, matchless braves who combat that Sea and earn a pittance by providing necessaries (or luxuries) for you and for me.

    A Dream of the North Sea

  • In 1816 the Ashantee king ravaged the Fantee territories in which the

    Celebrated Travels and Travellers Part III. The Great Explorers of the Nineteenth Century

  • Fantyn; my father was a companion to the chief in that part of the country of Fantee, and when the old king died I was left in his house with his family; soon after I was sent for by his nephew, Ambro Accasa, who succeeded the old king in the chiefdom of that part of Fantee, known by the name of

    The Negro's Memorial, or, Abolitionist's Catechism

  • The ghosts do not seem to leave off their interest in mundane affairs, for they not only have local palavers, but try palavers left over from their earthly existence; and when there is an outbreak of sickness in a Fantee town or village, and several inhabitants die off, the opinion is often held that there is a big palaver going on down in Srahmandazi and that the spirits are sending up on earth for witnesses, subpoenaing them as it were.

    Travels in West Africa

  • Arthur had got a new adventure book, and he had been reading to us about the West Coast of Africa, and niggers, and tom-toms, and "going Fantee;" and James gave him a lot of old corks out of the pantry, and let him burn them in a candle.

    Mary's Meadow; and Letters From a Little Garden


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