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calumet


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calumet  \Cal"u*met\,  n.  [F.  calumet,  fr  L.  calamus  reed.  See 
  {Halm},  and  cf  {Shawm}.] 
  A  kind  of  pipe,  used  by  the  North  American  Indians  for 
  smoking  tobacco.  The  bowl  is  usually  made  of  soft  red  stone, 
  and  the  tube  is  a  long  reed  often  ornamented  with  feathers. 
 
  Smoked  the  calumet,  the  Peace  pipe,  As  a  signal  to  the 
  nations.  --Lowgfellow. 
 
  Note:  The  calumet  is  used  as  a  symbol  of  peace.  To  accept  the 
  calumet  is  to  agree  to  terms  of  peace,  and  to  refuse  it 
  is  to  reject  them  The  calumet  of  peace  is  used  to  seal 
  or  ratify  contracts  and  alliances,  and  as  an  evidence 
  to  strangers  that  they  are  welcome. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calumet 
  n  :  a  highly  decorated  ceremonial  pipe  of  Amerindians;  smoked  on 
  ceremonial  occasions  (especially  as  a  token  of  peace) 
  [syn:  {peace  pipe},  {pipe  of  peace}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Calumet,  IA  (city,  FIPS  10090) 
  Location:  42.94495  N,  95.55039  W 
  Population  (1990):  160  (78  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  51009 
  Calumet,  MI  (village,  FIPS  12580) 
  Location:  47.24744  N,  88.45322  W 
  Population  (1990):  818  (542  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Calumet,  MN  (city,  FIPS  9316) 
  Location:  47.31916  N,  93.26962  W 
  Population  (1990):  382  (184  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Calumet,  OK  (town,  FIPS  11050) 
  Location:  35.60144  N,  98.12375  W 
  Population  (1990):  560  (223  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  73014 




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