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  • n. Alternative spelling of pemmican.

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  • n. lean dried meat pounded fine and mixed with melted fat; used especially by North American Indians


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  • All knowledge can be put into a kind of pemican, so that we can have it condensed.

    Complete Essays

  • And it centered around things like corn, wild rice, buffalo, turkeys, wild game, berries and processed foods such as pemican.

    American Bred

  • -- Then again there is the PUFFER AND CONDENSER, wherein, if matter be wanting in the work, a prefacial waggon is put before the chapteral pony, the former acting the part of pemican, or concentrated essence, the latter representing the liquid necessary for cooking it; the whole forming a _potage au lecteur_, known among professional men as "soldier's broth."

    Lands of the Slave and the Free Cuba, the United States, and Canada

  • Though the flesh of both of these creatures has a strong and peculiar flavor, it was found to be an agreeable change from pemican and other preserved material.

    Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania

  • -- Current bearing us rapidly to westward -- caught a sea cow, and had it converted into pemican.

    Willis the Pilot

  • One night when I came home from a rabbit hunt, I found my mother and father packing up pemican and jerked meat as though for a journey.

    The Story of a Vision

  • We ate a little of the pemican, helped each other to load, and again we started.

    The Story of a Vision

  • At the Great Slave, Hudson Bay dogs were purchased, and the fleet sank to the guards with its added burden of dried fish and pemican.

    The Son of the Wolf

  • She made him moccasins -- seven pairs; and gave him also a sack of food -- pemican, dried meat, and back fat.

    Blackfeet Indian Stories

  • Food was placed before the guests -- pemican and berries and dried back fat -- and after they had eaten the pipe was lighted and passed around the circle.

    Blackfeet Indian Stories


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