Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of perogue.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • I ordered the perogues to put too, and waited untill he arrived; I now found that it was Bratton the man with the soar hand whom I had permitted to walk on shore, he arrived so much out of breath that it was several minutes before he could tell what had happened; at length he informed me that in the woody bottom on the Lard. side about 1 1/2

    Original journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806

  • C. and myself. we have had our perogues prepared for our departure, and shal set out as soon as the weather will permit. the weather is so precarious that we fear by waiting untill the first of April that we might be detained several days longer before we could get from this to the Cathlahmahs as it must be calm or we cannot accomplish that part of our rout.

    Original journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806

  • Two of our perogues have been lately injured very much in consequence of the tide leaving them partially on shore. they split by this means with their own weight. we had them drawn out on shore. our convalessents are slowly on the recovery.

    Original journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806

  • Clark now informed me that having gotten all the stores on board the Barge and perogues on the evening of the

    Original journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806

  • The two perogues and the six new cottonwood dugouts they took on west, up the river, when they started, on March 7, 1805, to finish their journey across the continent.

    The Young Alaskans on the Missouri

  • At his urgent solicitation, I acquiesced, though unwillingly, in this arrangement, and agreed with him in the event of the river's rising before we finished the Fort, to put the goods in the perogues, and ascend the stream a hundred miles, after leaving a letter for him in a certain part of the Fort.

    Three Years Among the Indians and Mexicans

  • McKnight left us, a heavy rain fell, causing the river to rise, and we thereupon abandoned the Fort about half completed, and with our perogues and goods ascended about the distance agreed upon, where the low water stopped our fur-progress.

    Three Years Among the Indians and Mexicans

  • At the mouth of the Osage, Rogers, the ferryman, informed us that at the village of Cote Sans Desans, on the opposite side of the Missouri, I could procure some perogues of the French inhabitants there.

    Three Years Among the Indians and Mexicans

  • After proceeding with our perogues about ten days the game became scarce and the company began to suffer from want of food.

    Three Years Among the Indians and Mexicans

  • The river had now became too shallow to be navigated any further without great difficulty, even by perogues.

    Three Years Among the Indians and Mexicans

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.