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  • "A Pewle woodskin can go most places," Nonnus said, meeting the younger man's glare with no particular expression of his own.

    Lord of the Isles 1997

  • "A Pewle woodskin holds your hips so tightly that you can rotate over and up again without falling out," he said.

    Lord of the Isles 1997

  • A boy in a woodskin who gets too far north at this time of year is likely to just keep on going, blown all the way to the Ice Capes.

    Lord of the Isles 1997

  • He smiled wanly at her and said, "When I was a boy, so young that I hadn't even made my first woodskin, I stole my brother's.

    Lord of the Isles 1997

  • A trained man can roll a woodskin over and upright again with two strokes of his paddle, but he can't keep whatever's loose in the belly of the boat with him from sinking to the bottom of the sea. "

    Lord of the Isles 1997

  • Who kept drifting north until he froze into the pack ice, seven years old, and nothing on his conscience except that he stole a woodskin from his brother. "

    Lord of the Isles 1997


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  • A light canoe made of bark, used by native tribes in Guyana.

    March 2, 2009