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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Viking  \Vi"king\,  n.  [Icel.  v[=i]kingr,  fr  v[=i]k  a  bay, 
  inlet.] 
  One  belonging  to  the  pirate  crews  from  among  the  Northmen, 
  who  plundered  the  coasts  of  Europe  in  the  eighth  ninth  and 
  tenth  centuries. 
 
  Of  grim  Vikings,  and  the  rapture  Of  the  sea  fight,  and 
  the  capture,  And  the  life  of  slavery.  --Longfellow. 
 
  Note:  Vikings  differs  in  meaning  from  sea  king,  with  which 
  frequently  confounded.  ``The  sea  king  was  a  man 
  connected  with  a  royal  race,  either  of  the  small  kings 
  of  the  country,  or  of  the  Haarfager  family,  and  who  by 
  right  received  the  title  of  king  as  soon  he  took  the 
  command  of  men,  although  only  of  a  single  ship's  crew, 
  and  without  having  any  land  or  kingdom  .  .  .  Vikings 
  were  merely  pirates,  alternately  peasants  and  pirates, 
  deriving  the  name  of  viking  from  the  vicks,  wicks,  or 
  inlets,  on  the  coast  in  which  they  harbored  with  their 
  long  ships  or  rowing  galleys.''  --Laing. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Viking 
  n  :  any  of  the  Scandinavian  people  who  raided  the  coasts  of 
  Europe  from  the  8th  to  the  11th  centuries  [syn:  {Viking}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Viking,  MN  (city,  FIPS  67090) 
  Location:  48.21795  N,  96.40642  W 
  Population  (1990):  103  (47  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  56760 




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