Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To bark continuously.

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Examples

  • The other bush produces a species of bulb of oblong form, bearing the indigenous name of "yamph," and if it possesses less nutritive principles than the camas, it is much the better for one thing, -- it can be eaten raw.

    Godfrey Morgan A Californian Mystery

  • The yamph has a longer and smaller bulb than the camas, though not quite as nutritious, and may be eaten raw.

    The Discovery of Yellowstone Park

  • We have not noticed on this trip a single growing plant or specimen of the camas, the cowse, or yamph.

    The Discovery of Yellowstone Park

  • There was to be an end of their miserable meals of raw mollusks and yamph roots, whose nutritive elements boiling water and simple cooking in the ashes had never developed.

    Godfrey Morgan A Californian Mystery

  • Henceforwards he took charge of the provisioning with yamph and camas roots -- of that in short which formed the daily bread of the establishment, so that the professor went every day and collected them, up to the lines of shrubs with which the prairie was bordered behind

    Godfrey Morgan A Californian Mystery

  • The following days were employed in different jobs, in fitting up the house or bringing in food; eggs and shell-fish were collected, yamph roots and manzanilla apples were brought in, and oysters, for which each morning they went to the bank or the shore.

    Godfrey Morgan A Californian Mystery

  • He first tore it apart, and then tasted it; and then I believe that the whole breakfast of which they partook the -- agouti soup, the partridge killed by Godfrey, and the shoulder of mutton with camas and yamph roots -- would hardly have sufficed to calm the hunger which devoured him.

    Godfrey Morgan A Californian Mystery

  • The wonderful pot was soon filled with water from the stream, a whole quarter of a goat was thrown in, accompanied by a dozen yamph roots, to take the place of vegetables, and then a pinch or two of salt found in the crevices of the rocks gave seasoning to the mixture.

    Godfrey Morgan A Californian Mystery

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