from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A packsack that hangs on either side of a packsaddle.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
- noun A herring.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Western U. S. A pack sack to be swung on either side of a packsaddle.
- noun A
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- noun a packsack to be swung on either side of a packsaddle
- noun Obsolete spelling of
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Captain Steward sent back a message that he had to stay where he was because "his kyack was bigger than their kyacks."
The contents of the kyack meant _life_ to herself and to Ben, -- deliverance and safety when all seemed lost.
Then they slipped the thong of the sled across his shoulders and under his arms like loops of a kyack.
At one side, quite to the edge of the firelight, she saw a kyack -- one of those square boxes that are hung on a pack saddle -- which seemed to be heaped with jerked caribou or moose flesh.
The kyack was quite in the shadow now, yet she dared not attempt its theft until the three men were asleep.
She intended to steal the kyack of dried meat without which Ben and herself could not live.
The fire was a heap of gray ashes except for its red-hot center: the kyack was in gloom.
In the kyack of venison lay her own and her lover's safety: it contained enough nutritious food to sustain them until the fall rains could swell the Yuga and enable them to escape down to the Indian encampment.
Still trying to hold the kyack of food that meant life to Ben, she turned and darted into the shadows.
In the meantime Toolooah crossed the strait in a kyack and found the natives.