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  • noun Plural form of kyack.


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  • There were two kinds of boats -- the long ones, for from twelve to twenty men, the little skiffs which Eskimos of the Atlantic call kyacks -- with two or three, seldom more, manholes.

    Vikings of the Pacific The Adventures of the Explorers who Came from the West, Eastward

  • Captain Steward sent back a message that he had to stay where he was because "his kyack was bigger than their kyacks."

    S.S. Manhattan's Northwest Passage Voyage—Observations by Canada's Representative

  • Perhaps the kyacks of some solitary Eskimo, lashed abreast twos and threes to prevent capsizing, may shoot out from some of these bog-covered valleys like sea-birds; but it is only when the Eskimos happen to be hunting here, or the ships of the whalers and fur traders are passing up and down -- that there is any sign of human habitation on the straits.

    The Ontario Readers: Fourth Book

  • Now, the "skin boats" seen by Karlsefni were of course Eskimo kyacks.

    A Norseman Died in Ontario 900 Years Ago

  • My mozo and I are about to load this magnificent bunch of untainted wealth into the kyacks, and hit for civilization, and while we're getting ready to break camp you run out and destroy my location notices.

    The Long Chance

  • They drove a pack-horse, their supplies loaded on a sawbuck saddle with kyacks.

    Oh, You Tex!

  • [Footnote: Kyacks -- pack sacks slung either side the pack saddle.] "You don't get any kyacks," stated Thorne crisply.

    The Rules of the Game

  • There were schools advocating -- heatedly -- the merits respectively of the single or double cinch, of the Dutch oven or the reflector, of rawhide or canvas kyacks, of sleeping bags or blankets.

    The Rules of the Game

  • You can hang the loops of the kyacks or alforjas -- the sacks slung on either side the horse -- from the pommel and this iron spike.

    The Mountains

  • We skirmished around and found a condemned army pack saddle with aparejos, and a sawbuck saddle with kyacks.

    Arizona Nights


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