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  • noun Plural form of Marquesan.

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Examples

  • Of all inhabitants of the South Seas, the Marquesans were adjudged the strongest and the most beautiful.

    Chapter 10

  • Captain Cook called the Marquesans the most splendid islanders in the South Seas.

    Chapter 10

  • Of all inhabitants of the South Seas, the Marquesans were adjudged the strongest and the most beautiful.

    Chapter 10

  • He lived above it, alone save for a boy who cooked for him, and all the Marquesans were his friends.

    White Shadows in the South Seas

  • All preparations were made, things packed on board, and a new crew of Marquesans and Tahitians shipped.

    Chapter 5

  • He fondled the impression of her as of silverspun wire, of fine leather, of twisted hair-sennit from the heads of maidens such as the Marquesans make, of carven pearl-shell for the lure of the bonita, and of barbed ivory at the heads of sea-spears such as the Eskimos throw.

    CHAPTER X

  • Largely brought in to work sugar cane, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and Caucasians joined the Samoans, Tahitians, Marquesans and countless other ethnic groups in assimilating and perpetuating the aloha.

    Barack Obama and the Summer of Aloha

  • Sad indeed is it that to-day the Marquesans are rapidly dying off from consumption and fever introduced into their fair domain by civilization itself.

    Around the World in Ten Days

  • The Marquesans used to hold the mouth and nose of a dying man, in order to keep him in life by preventing his soul from escaping; the same custom is reported of the New Caledonians; and with the like intention the Bagobos of the Philippine Islands put rings of brass wire on the wrists or ankles of their sick.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • Thus of the Marquesans we are told that “occasionally they have their head entirely shaved, except one lock on the crown, which is worn loose or put up in a knot.

    Chapter 21. Tabooed Things. § 6. Hair tabooed

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