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Attu

[at-too]
noun
  1. the westernmost of the Aleutian Islands: Japanese occupation 1942–43.
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Examples from the Web for attu

Historical Examples

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for attu

Attu

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