- a state in the central United States. 77,237 sq. mi. (200,044 sq. km). Capital: Lincoln. Abbreviation: NE (for use with zip code), Nebr., Neb.
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Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah will never come anywhere close to being purple.Dems, It’s Time to Dump Dixie
December 8, 2014
These agricultural pests migrate in mid-summer to the Rocky Mountains from Kansas and Nebraska to beat the heat.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
Salia was the third patient to be treated in Nebraska, but the first to succumb to the disease.Was Flying Hero Doctor With Ebola to the U.S. the Wrong Call?
November 17, 2014
Try Nebraska, South Dakota, Alaska, and Arkansas; what you might call a crimson tide.One of the Midterms’ Little-Noticed Big Losers: The NRA
November 10, 2014
Ballot initiatives to raise the minimum wage passed in four states: Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota.Voters Remind D.C. That the Economy Still Sucks
November 6, 2014
The Chicago, Iowa and Nebraska road may be cited as a fair illustration.
Nebraska has just adopted a maximum tariff law for the control of her roads.
For many years he was adjutant general of the state of Nebraska.Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman
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It is found on the plains from Nebraska to Oregon and south to Mexico.Boy Scouts Handbook
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I laid there 'til August 8, then we changed regiments with the 5th Calvary to go to Nebraska.Slave Narratives, Oklahoma
- a state of the western US: consists of an undulating plain. Capital: Lincoln. Pop: 1 739 291 (2003 est). Area: 197 974 sq km (76 483 sq miles)Abbreviation: Nebr., (with zip code) NE
Word Origin and History for nebraska
U.S. territory organized 1854, admitted as a state 1867, from a native Siouan name for the Platte River, either Omaha ni braska or Oto ni brathge, both literally "water flat." The modern river name is from French rivière platte, which means "flat river." Related: Nebraskan.
Bug eaters, a term applied derisively to the inhabitants of Nebraska by travellers on account of the poverty-stricken appearance of many parts of the State. If one living there were to refuse to eat bugs, he would, like Polonius, soon be "not where he eats but where he is eaten." [Walsh, 1892]