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  • n. Plural form of Narragansett.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plural proper n. A tribe of Indians who formerly inhabited the shores of Narragansett Bay.


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  • In his last days he bought two of the easy-gaited animals known as Narragansetts, a breed, some readers will recall, described at some length by Cooper in The Last of the Mohicans.

    George Washington Farmer

  • "The Narragansetts are the oldest people in the world; older than the

    Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 (of 3)

  • We ordered ginger brandies and Narragansetts and the bartender put them down in front of us while we waited for our quahogs to heat up.

    A Moveable Bistro

  • He took the peace he made with the Narragansetts and the Wampanoags as a sign that God had shown "merciful providence" to him in his distress.

    The Man Who Cleaved Church and State

  • As for the Thanksgiving turkey, variety American-style belongs on the menu, and so I suggest to people to seek out the wonderfully tasty heritage breeds--the Narragansetts, Bourbon Red and the Standard Bronze to name a few.

    Wendy Gordon: The Blessing of Variety: An Eco-Omnivore's Thanksgiving

  • It's known by the descendants of the surviving Narragansetts as the "Great Swamp Massacre," which seems about right.

    "Numb hands, I can see the strand..."

  • Wyandanch's own daughter — Heather Flower — was kidnapped on her wedding day and had to be ransomed from the Narragansetts with the assistance of Gardiner.

    In the Hamptons

  • Constant warring with the Narragansetts inflicted serious losses on the tribe.

    In the Hamptons

  • When the English began colonizing New England in 1620, the Narragansetts had not been affected by the epidemics, and were the most powerful native nation in southern New England.

    History of American Women

  • There they continued the traditional relationships with their neighbors, but European influence, trade, and political manipulation raised the power and influence of some tribes including the Iroquois confederacy, and the Wampanoags and Narragansetts.

    History of American Women


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