Eskimo

[ US /ˈɛskəˌmoʊ/ ]
NOUN
  1. the language spoken by the Eskimo
  2. a member of a people inhabiting the Arctic (northern Canada or Greenland or Alaska or eastern Siberia); the Algonquians called them Eskimo (`eaters of raw flesh') but they call themselves the Inuit (`the people')
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  • There are seeming exceptions to this, such as the Inuit, but even Eskimos greedily consume what little greenstuff comes their way. Are we meat eaters or vegetarians? Part I | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.
  • Nearer the Arctic his canoe becomes a skin kaiak, his face is still broader, Ms eyes like a Chinaman's, and writers of human history call him Eskimo. The Golden Snare
  • He fondled the impression of her as of silverspun wire, of fine leather, of twisted hair-sennit from the heads of maidens such as the Marquesans make, of carven pearl-shell for the lure of the bonita, and of barbed ivory at the heads of sea-spears such as the Eskimos throw. CHAPTER X
  • Alaskan Eskimos believe that every living creature possesses a spirit.
  • Among the Eskimo the _angakok_, or shaman, trains his child from infancy in the art of sorcery, taking him upon his knee during his incantations and conjurations. The Child and Childhood in Folk-Thought Studies of the Activities and Influences of the Child Among Primitive Peoples, Their Analogues and Survivals in the Civilization of To-Day
  • The Eskimos of the far north are primitive.
  • Eskimo kaiak or skin boat, made of dressed seal hides stretched around a framework of whale ribs or wood, with an opening in the top only large enough to accommodate the sitting body of one man, is one of the most perfect contrivances in the world for water travel, being light, swift, and practically unsinkable. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy
  • The "First Dude," as she calls the hunky Eskimo in the East Wing, waits on his snowmobile with the kids - Track (named after high school track meets), Bristol (after Bristol Bay where they did commercial fishing), Willow (after a community in Alaska), Piper REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
  • How Rooney rendered "gimcracks" into Eskimo we are not prepared to say, but the whole description sent Nunaga and her mother into fits of giggling, for those simple-minded creatures of the icy north -- unlike sedate Europeans -- are easily made to laugh. Red Rooney The Last of the Crew
  • Or do you think the Eskimos have a lot of words for snow because they necessarily make fine discriminations amongst snow types, since they live in the snow.
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