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  • noun Plural form of canoe.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of canoe.


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  • They do not eat one another, but, navigating with certain barks which they call canoes, they bring their prey from the neighboring islands or countries inhabited by those who are their enemies, or of a different tribe from their own.

    Amerigo Vespucci Frederick Albion Ober 1881

  • Columbus then returned to his ship, accompanied by many of the islanders in their boats, which they called canoes; these simple and undiscerning children of nature having no foresight of the calamities and desolation which awaited their country.

    Peter Parley's Tales About America and Australia Rev. T. [Editor] Wilson 1826

  • "I like courage, Miss Lizzie," she said to me; "but this thing of elderly women, with some sort of bug, starting out at night in canoes is too strong for me.

    Tish 1916

  • In the meantime, as it was our custom always to appear friendly, we went off to her in canoes, bringing strings of cocoanuts, fowls, and pigs, to trade.

    YAH! YAH! YAH! 2010

  • Ran across this guy and another one in canoes - they dove right underneath us and disappeared!

    Field & Stream 2009

  • And not far above the village of the Mukumuks we came upon two of their fighting men in canoes, that fled at the sight of us.


  • On occasion, ten leagues to the north-west, we went in canoes to get iron from the wreck.

    Chapter 15 2010

  • We who were not killed got away in canoes and paddled out into the lagoon.

    YAH! YAH! YAH! 2010

  • Other men, crossing back and forth in canoes and skiffs, took no notice.

    CHAPTER 3 2010

  • Also, the use of boats, kayaks, and canoes is not allowed.

    This past fall I began fishing for lake trout from the shore of a large reservoir. These lakers are about 60 to 100 ft. deep. 2010


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