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Examples from the Web for mohican
"Uncas will stay," the young Mohican calmly answered in English.
A difficult matter it was, too, to keep this Mohican boy snug in the ambushment.
The violence of the exertion cast the young Mohican at his side.
Whenever we had met a dark-haired person, he had said to me: "Do you think that is a Mohican?"A Jolly Fellowship
Frank R. Stockton
It was the Mohican and Lenape who veiled their faces, not the Iroquois.The Reckoning
Robert W. Chambers
- a punk hairstyle in which the head is shaved at the sides and the remaining strip of hair is worn stiffly erect and sometimes brightly coloured
- a person wearing such a hairstyle
- plural -cans or -can a member of a North American Indian people formerly living along the Hudson river and east of it
- the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
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Word Origin and History for mohican
from Mahican (Algonquian) ma:hi:kan "people of the tidal estuary." Spelling with -o- popularized by James Fenimore Cooper's novel.
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