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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  • The Esquimaux prefer it raw in these parts of the world (although some travellers assert that in more southern latitudes they prefer cooked meat), and with good reason, for it is much more nourishing than cooked flesh; and learned, scientific men, who have wintered in the Arctic regions, have distinctly stated that in those cold countries they found raw meat to be better for them than cooked meat, and they assure us that they at last came to _prefer_ it! The World of Ice
  • You may have heard of "irresistible" letters -- sales letters that would sell electric fans to Esquimaux or ice skates to Hawaiians, collection letters that make the thickest skinned debtor remit by return mail, and other kinds of resultful, masterful letters that pierce to the very soul. How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters) A Complete Guide to Correct Business and Personal Correspondence
  • When hard-pressed, they soon take to the water, and swim so well that a four oared boat can scarcely come up with them, but an Esquimaux in his kaiak more readily overtakes them. The Moravians in Labrador
  • Esquimaux, with his daily twenty-pound quantum of train-oil, gravy, and tallow-candles, -- the alderman puffing over callipash and callipee, -- the backwoodsman hungering after fattest of pork, -- such men as these were no common sinners: they were assassins who struck at the very fountain of life, and throttled a human stomach. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864
  • N. magnetic pole in March encountered temperatures similar in degree and recorded a minimum of 79°; but he was with Esquimaux who built him an igloo shelter nightly; he had a good measure of daylight; the temperatures given are probably 'unscreened' from radiation, and finally, he turned homeward and regained his ship after five days 'absence. Scott's Last Expedition Volume I
  • a day or so to trade with a number of Esquimaux, who had come in their curious canoes, called kayaks, from along the coasts of Labrador. Three Boys in the Wild North Land
  • En effet, lors d'un récent après-midi lèche-vitrines à Cannes, j'ai constaté à ma grande stupéfaction, que pour être à la page cette année, il nous faudrait chausser, nous les filles, de drôles de bottes, style "esquimaux". Mode
  • I had hunted buffaloes with the Pawnees of the Platte, and ostriches upon the pampas of the Plata: to-day, shivering in the hut of an Esquimaux -- a month after, taking my _siesta_ in an aery couch under the gossamer frondage of the corozo palm. The Rifle Rangers
  • In this respect the Esquimau snow goggle, which is simply a piece of wood hollowed out into a cup and illuminated by narrow slits, has advantage over any shape or kind of glass protection. Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled A Narrative of Winter Travel in Interior Alaska
  • Surgeon Goodsir was hoarding and doling out the marmalade as an antiscorbutic, but Lieutenant Irving knew that the treat was one of the few things the Esquimaux girl had ever shown enthusiasm about when accepting Mr. Diggle's offerings of food. The Terror
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