from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A person having one fourth American Indian and three fourths white blood.


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  • El-Soo was a full-blooded Indian, yet she exceeded all the half-breed and quarter-breed girls.

    The Wit of Porportuk 2010

  • The warm-faced man, Bill Brown, put the quarter-breed through the customary direct examination, which served to strengthen his testimony and to bring out the fact that a terrible struggle must have taken place in the killing of Borg.

    CHAPTER 26 2010

  • Nobody hurt but a quarter-breed, who loses a 'eye.

    The Passing of Cock-Eye Blacklock 1995

  • In most of the smaller Californian towns, a very serviceable half - or quarter-breed saddle-horse is to be had for forty dollars, -- the "breed" portion of his blood being drawn from an Eastern stallion, the remaining fraction being native or Mustang stock.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864 Various

  • "Shut up, and get out of here!" screamed the quarter-breed.

    The Gold Girl 1921

  • Gradually her vision became confused, the incessant ticking of the little clock sounded farther, and farther away, her head settled to rest upon her folded arms, and she was in the midst of a struggle of some kind, in which a belted cowboy and a suave, sloe-eyed quarter-breed were fighting to gain possession of her mine -- or, were they trying to help her locate it?

    The Gold Girl 1921

  • The quarter-breed reached swiftly for her bridle reins, and as he leaned forward with his arm outstretched, Patty summoned all her strength and, whirling her heavy braided rawhide quirt high above her head, brought it down with the full sweep of her muscular arm.

    The Gold Girl 1921

  • The quarter-breed glanced about him and unconsciously lowered his voice.

    The Gold Girl 1921

  • The girl's own interest in the quarter-breed had been casual at most, hardly more than that accorded by a passing glance until she had chanced to hear him refer to the man in the Blackfoot country in one breath as Schmidt, and in the next as Schultz.

    The Gold Girl 1921

  • And now a week had passed and she had seen neither Vil Holland nor the quarter-breed.

    The Gold Girl 1921


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