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  • noun Plural form of autochthon.

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Examples

  • He had acquired considerable writing experience and gained confidence and facility as a writer; although his writing was still a bit self-conscious in that he artificially exercises his vocabulary using "autochthons", "abjurations" and "adumbrations" in three consecutive sentences!

    Husky — The Wolf Dog of the North

  • Domesticated by the savage autochthons of that forbidding region, they may not only account their remote ancestors as wild wolves, but often their immediate forebears.

    Husky — The Wolf Dog of the North

  • Millions of what Polish authorities called “indubitable Germans” were expelled, but those Silesians referred to as “autochthons” or “ethnic Poles insufficiently aware of their Polishness were allowed to stay on, after being were sifted out from “indubitable Germans” by a process of “national verification” that was not, in truth, too rigorous: to qualify, it was enough to speak some of the Upper Silesian Slavic dialect, or just to have a Slavic-sounding surname...

    languagehat.com: SILESIANS.

  • I tried to estimate the time I had been gone, and to count the years I had lived among the autochthons in their stone town; and though I could not be sure of either figure, it seemed to me they must have been much the same.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • So the autochthons believed me a god, and feared I would plunge into the western sea leaving them in night with winter always.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • This would seem to favor the second explanation, as does the immediate manifestion of the Old Sun, already higher than the rooftops, after the capitulation of the autochthons.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • I saw there what I had feared to see, the corpse of the man the autochthons had called Head of Day.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • Nothing is more frequently false in women than their laughter, a merely social sound like the belching of autochthons at a feast; but it seemed to me that this laughter held real merriment.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • It was a month or more before I understood why these seemed so different from the autochthons I had seen at Saltus Fair, in the market of Thrax, and elsewhere, though it was only that these people had pride and were far less inclined to violence.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • The ravine was nearly seven ells deep, but the autochthons had built a series of little dams like the steps of a stair, piling up the river stones.

    The Urth of the New Sun

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