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Squam

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Squam skwŏm An oilskin hat or southwester; -- a fisherman's name.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n squam An oilskin hat worn originally by fishermen and deep-water sailors; a cheap yellow sou'wester.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Squam, shortened fr. Annisquam, name of a village on the coast of Massachusetts

Usage

In literature:

That one down to Squam is just what's wanted here.
"The Tides of Barnegat" by F. Hopkinson Smith
Great Squam is as beautiful as water and island can be.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) Old Portraits, Modern Sketches, Personal Sketches and Tributes, Historical Papers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Great Squam is as beautiful as water and island can be.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Plates: in Coccidae, the squames; q.v.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
A permanent summer engineering camp is maintained at Squam Lake, New Hampshire.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 1" by Various
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In poetry:

And all your big and little brooks,
That rush down laughing towards the sea,
Your Lampreys, Squams, and Contoocooks,
That show a spirit to be free,
Should learn they 're not to take such airs;—
Your mouths are stopped;—then why not theirs?
"The Gag" by John Pierpont

In news:

During a recent canoe trip on Squam Lake in Holderness, N.H.
Make your own sequel at New Hampshire's Squam Lakes.
Obviously, based on the foliage, the Squam Lakes will look like this in a few months.
Squam Lake in New Hampshire.
Tour classic New England countryside and savor superb views of the tranquil Squam Lake on this 27.4-mile loop starting in Sandwich, New Hampshire.
62-year-old kayaker rescued after being stranded in Squam Lake.
A 62-year-old Connecticut woman became stranded on Moon Island in Squam Lake on Friday.
Became separated from three others while kayaking on Squam Lake in Holderness.
Early morning on Squam Lake, New Hampshire, 2000.
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