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Attu

[at-too] /ˈætˈtu/
noun
1.
the westernmost of the Aleutian Islands: Japanese occupation 1942–43.
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  • Some real Attu and Atka baskets were found here at prices ranging from one hundred dollars up.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • At its best, the basketry of the islands of Atka and Attu in the Aleutian chain is the most beautiful in the world.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • The Attu weaver has her basket inverted and suspended by a string, working from the bottom down toward the top.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • The warp hangs loose from the rude loom, and the wool is woven upward, as in Attu and Haidah basketry.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • The Attu weaver uses the stems and leaves of grass, having no trees and few plants.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • The finest work of Attu and Atka is woven entirely under water.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • Nio Attu vith a neri Sagu ulfa alna ec var einn fathir theirra.

    Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3 Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
British Dictionary definitions for Attu

Attu

/ˈætuː/
noun
1.
the westernmost of the Aleutian Islands, off the coast of SW Alaska: largest of the Near Islands
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