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eskimos


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eskimo  \Es"ki*mo\,  n.;  pl  {Eskimos}.  [Originally  applied  by  the 
  Algonquins  to  the  Northern  Indians,  and  meaning  eaters  of  raw 
  flesh.]  (Ethnol.) 
  One  of  a  peculiar  race  inhabiting  Arctic  America  and 
  Greenland.  In  many  respects  the  Eskimos  resemble  the 
  Mongolian  race.  [Written  also  {Esquimau}.] 
 
  {Eskimo  dog}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  a  breed  of  large  and  powerful 
  dogs  used  by  the  Eskimos  to  draw  sledges.  It  closely 
  resembles  the  gray  wolf,  with  which  it  is  often  crossed. 
  Eskimo  dog 




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