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  • n. Plural form of niggerhead.


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  • He is out there in the bushes now, swallowing 'niggerheads' as fast as he can gulp them down.

    Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert

  • To-day he was to have taken a load of stones, granite niggerheads of all sizes, up to Colonel Stratton's place.

    Green Valley

  • Back of the main street lay the red-light quarter, and behind it again a swamp of niggerheads, the breeding-place of fever and mosquito.

    The Trail of '98 A Northland Romance

  • There were leprous marshes spotted with unsightly niggerheads.

    The Trail of '98 A Northland Romance

  • Thorny vines tore at us detainingly, swampy niggerheads impeded us; but the excitement of the stampede was in our blood, and we plunged down gulches, floundered over marshes, climbed steep ridges and crashed through dense masses of underwood.

    The Trail of '98 A Northland Romance

  • 'Tis a wild country, rimmed by high mountains, full of niggerheads and tundra, with the river windin 'clean back to the source of the


  • He held on through the level stretch of woods for several miles, crossed a wide flat of niggerheads, and dropped down a bank to the frozen bed of a small stream.

    To Build a Fire

  • Chiracahuas, and Cochise's Stronghold, and the peaks of the Galiuros and other natural sceneries; I had showed him mesquite and yucca, and mescal and soapweed, and sage, and sacatone and niggerheads and all the other known vegetables of the region.

    The Killer

  • He would be lying in camp, dozing lazily in the heat of the day, when suddenly his head would lift and his ears cock up, intent and listening, and he would spring to his feet and dash away, and on and on, for hours, through the forest aisles and across the open spaces where the niggerheads bunched.

    Chapter 7, The Sounding of the Call

  • At the bottom was a broad, open flat, quarter of a mile to timber and full of niggerheads.

    Dutch Courage and Other Stories


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