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[puh-nob-skot, -skuh t] /pəˈnɒb skɒt, -skət/
noun, plural Penobscots (especially collectively) Penobscot for 2.
a river flowing S from N Maine into Penobscot Bay. 350 miles (565 km) long.
a member of a North American Indian people of the Penobscot River valley.
the Eastern Algonquian language of the Penobscot, a dialect of Abenaki. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • That thing reminds me of a man I used to know, back in Penobscot.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • He entered the Penobscot House, a block and a half from the depot.

    The Camp in the Snow William Murray Graydon
  • From this settlement there is a road to the Penobscot river.

  • The party in the cabin of the Penobscot heartily applauded the conduct of the commodore.

    The Yacht Club Oliver Optic
  • The Skylark soon arrived, and took her place next to the Penobscot.

    The Yacht Club Oliver Optic
  • As she rounded the Penobscot, a gun announced the arrival of the first yacht.

    The Yacht Club Oliver Optic
  • He soon dislodged the French from Penobscot, and subdued all Acadié.

  • The barge returned to the Penobscot, and Bobtail followed her owner on deck.

    Little Bobtail Oliver Optic
  • If I was the captain of the Penobscot, I should go in stays.

    Little Bobtail Oliver Optic

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