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mogo

[ moh-goh ]

noun

, Australian.
, plural mo·gos.
  1. a stone hatchet used by the Aboriginal peoples.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of mogo1

First recorded in 1815–25, mogo is from the Dharuk word mu-gu

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Example Sentences

The use of the ‘mogo,’ or stone-hatchet, distinguishes the barbarous from the ‘civil’ black fellows, who all use iron tomahawks.

The deception worked, and they agreed to buy Mr. Mogo's property, which he divided into thirty shares of one thousand each.

Mogo, the messenger, not having started, I send a second postscript.

I heard from the summit the mogo of a native at work on some tree close by, but saw neither himself nor the smoke of his fire.

Chief Mogo, the bearer of this and Mr. Jephsons letter, has my orders to remain at Kavallis until you arrive.

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