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Conestoga

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Conestoga a large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas top; used by the United States pioneers to cross the prairies in the 19th century
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Usage

In literature:

Among American inventions the Conestoga wagon must forever be remembered with respect.
"The Paths of Inland Commerce" by Archer B. Hulbert
And as they made their way thither Mr. Lincoln passed them in a Conestoga wagon drawn by six milk-white horses.
"The Crisis, Complete" by Winston Churchill
They were kids when their two families started West over the big prairies in Conestoga wagons.
"The Hunted Woman" by James Oliver Curwood
The streets about the Plaza were full of Conestoga wagons, with tired ox-teams lying yoked or unyoked before them.
"Vanguards of the Plains" by Margaret McCarter
In a few moments Samson and Peasley arrived, with the latter's team hitched to a Conestoga wagon.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
These trains are swifter and more agreeable for nomads than the camel of the desert or the Conestoga wagon of the prairie.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
Teams were doubled up, and several of the heavy Conestogas rumbled away into the darkness.
"My Lady of Doubt" by Randall Parrish
Its fall, immediately beside the Conestoga, blocked Steve's window.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Presently, a large "Conestoga" wagon passes the cottage-gate, full freighted with what looks like house furniture, screened under canvas.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
The Fultons lived near the Conestoga, and Robert and his younger brothers were very fond of fishing.
"Historic Boyhoods" by Rupert Sargent Holland
The wave of Quaker settlements spent its force on the line of the Conestoga creek, in Lancaster county.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
The Conestoga, Lexington, and Tyler will follow the iron-clads, and throw shells over those in advance.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
What does 'Little Knife' say when they kill good Indians at Conestoga and make dogs of Moravians?
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
A wagon, one of the Conestoga sort, was drawn to one side of the road, and left under a tree.
"Peggy Owen and Liberty" by Lucy Foster Madison
The Conestogas were kin to the other Mingos; but Logan made no war talk about it.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
Lancaster, the county-seat of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is situated on the Conestoga River, seventy-three miles from Philadelphia.
"Peculiarities of American Cities" by Willard Glazier
William Henry, of Pennsylvania, tried a model steamboat on the Conestoga river in 1763.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
The great Conestoga wagons in endless trains, which our pedestrian seldom lost sight of, have now disappeared.
"Old Trails on the Niagara Frontier" by Frank H. Severance
It was inferior to the Conestoga wagon in detail and equipments.
"Stage-coach and Tavern Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Evidence against the Indians of Conestoga.
"The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada" by Francis Parkman
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In news:

That is, until the time came for the senior quarterback to put the visiting Conestoga Pioneers away.
Conestoga stuns Spring-Ford in 1-AAA tourney.
Lauren Banner and Lipika Gadila of Conestoga defeated Lauren Gee and Caylee Yan, also of Conestoga, to earn first place in the Central League girls' tennis doubles tournament on Saturday.
Boys' Latin vs Conestoga lacrosse.
Boys' Latin player Colin Heacock, right, gets his shot past Conestoga 's Ricky Lanzilotti and goalie Robbie Zonino.
4 Lakers lost, 7-6, to undefeated Pennsylvania power Conestoga .
Auburn opened the subdistricts Monday, Feb 21, with a 65-33 win over Conestoga .
Back to The HooK front page CORRECTIONS- Scottsville, Conestoga, and a house for sale.
Conestoga wagons still trundle across Texas on 22-inch wheels, packed to their square corners with people and cherished possessions.
An OPS panel hears a "well thought-out plan" to make Conestoga and Kellom one campus.
Girls basketball Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 6:00 PM Conestoga Christian at Antietam.
People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd.
Ebersole, 87, of Lititz, formerly of Leola, died Friday, April 20, 2012 at Conestoga View.
Forty-one lawsuits have been filed against the federal government, including one filed Dec 4 by Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp.
Salina Williford from Conestoga High School girls soccer team scores on a header against two unidentified Little Flower players.
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