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- n. Alternative spelling of papoose.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as papoose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See papoose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an American Indian infant
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When he was a tiny baby, -- a fat, brown, little pappoose, -- his mother used to bundle him up in skins, strap him to a board, and carry him on her back when she went to gather the bark of the young basswood tree for twine.
When the mother clambered over a large tree trunk that had fallen across the path and the little pappoose was jolted wide awake, he did not cry.
Out of the storm's first onset we rushed unasked into the hut of an Indian family, and surprised a pair of squaws and a six-months 'pappoose squatting on a dirty and rain-pooled floor in almost total darkness.
Through this aperture the light -- the only light of the tent -- fell down upon the group below: the old chief with his great silver cross, and medal, and snow-white hair; the young and beautiful squaw with her pappoose at the breast, like a Madonna by Murillo; Malcolm's battered tarpaulin and
"How many of these pappoose coats will you trade for this beaver?"
Yes, true it was, that all those massive timbers, all that ponderous mass of rock, had only availed to capture one very small Ute pappoose.
With an effort he mustered together his Spanish phrases and managed to reply that he had seen no pappoose.
It was fancifully adorned with blue ribbons, and in the center of the tanned side there were drawn, in red pigment, the outlines of a very stolid and stoical-looking pappoose.
"Has the great captain seen a pappoose about his wigwam?" asked the chief, nowise abashed, in Spanish -- a language which many of the
"Me pappoose lost," said one of the squaws brokenly.