from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A quagmire.
- n. A hole from which peat has been dug.
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Now, the fiddle and the quaw sticks were abandoned, and the light, carnal song gave way to
Previously, the plantation resounded with the sounds of jollity - the merry strains of the fiddle, the measured beat of the "quaw sticks," and the rhythmical shuffling and patting of the feet in the Ethiopian jig.
The bodies of these four young melt were chiefly naked, with no other dress upon them than a beautiful kelt (or quartz-quaw), around the waist, made ofeagles quills and ermine, and very splendid head-dresses made ot the same materials.
* A. clamator, corpore subceruleo, the quaw bird, or frogcatcher.
Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws; Containing An Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions, Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians.
Shields, Collins, Reuben & Joseph Field & Shannon Set out on a hunting excurtion to the quaw mash the lower side of Collins Creek & towards the Mountains.
This is the most common form of the Canoes in use among the indians from the Chil-luck-kit-te quaw inclusive to the ocian and is commonly from about 30 to 35 feet long, and will carry from 10 to 12 persons. 4 men are competent to carry them a considerable distance Say