from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An implement for cleaning snow and dirt from the surface of ice before cutting and storing it.
  • n. An implement of the Alaskan Eskimos consisting of a handle to which are attached several seal claws: used by hunters, who imitate the movements of the seal, to produce the noise made by basking seals.


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