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  • n. Alternative spelling of niggerhead.

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Examples

  • The softest of treads and suddenly the bloated shape of Gottfried Clawhammer glided from the gloomlike a conga eel from behind a nigger-head.

    Black Butterfly

  • A species of small barrel-cactus about the size of a man's head, with fluted sides, or symmetrical vertical rows of small thorned lumps converging at the top of the "nigger-head," as they are sometimes called, grows in great numbers in crevices on the walls.

    Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico

  • By muskeg hollow and nigger-head it wandered endlessly;

    Ballads of a Cheechako

  • The nigger-head cactus was thrusting its crimson blooms up out of every crevice in the rocks.

    The song of the lark

  • The approach from the sea was easy, if twelve miles of boulder and bog, of swamp and nigger-head, of root and stump, can be called easy under the best of circumstances; but easy it was as compared with what lay beyond and above it.

    The Winds of Chance

  • After a moment we tore off long bundles of the nigger-head blades, lit the resinous ends at our fire, and with these torches started to make our way along the base of the cliff to the other cave.

    Arizona Nights

  • Then there followed an interlude of building and well-digging, when we sank down some thirty feet or so, and rammed the shaft sides with nigger-head stones, while occasionally some of our scattered neighbors rode twenty miles to lend us assistance.

    Lorimer of the Northwest

  • She heard the wounded man moan again as they stole through the deeper shadows of the corrals toward the nigger-head bottom.

    The Alaskan

  • But instead of this he sped more swiftly ahead, and they came into the nigger-head bottom which lay in a narrow barrier between them and the range.

    The Alaskan

  • He picked her up in his arms and carried her again, as he had carried her through the nigger-head bottom.

    The Alaskan

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