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Definitions of pawnee

  1.   the Caddoan language spoken by the Pawnee people
  2.   One or two whom a pledge is delivered as security; one who takes anything in pawn.
  3.   a member of the Pawnee nation formerly living in Nebraska and Kansas but now largely in Oklahoma
  4.   One who receives property in pawn.
  5.   One who takes anything in pawn.

Usage examples for pawnee

  1. In connection with this I had been sent on some staff errand that caused me to spend a couple of days on board the Pawnee which had just been carrying about army officers for reconnoissances. ” – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan
  2. “ " We are not Pawnee dogs that we must hide from ourselves and see things that are not. ” – Bring Me His Ears by Clarence E. Mulford
  3. “ " My mother, I have heard your words; they have cut into my heart like Pawnee arrows," he said. ” – White Otter by Elmer Russell Gregor
  4. 26. Ki'- wa- go Male buffalo Pawnee – Indian Games and Dances with Native Songs by Alice C. Fletcher
  5. The Sioux feared that unless they could withdraw beyond bow range it would be only a matter of moments before either they or their ponies were pierced by Pawnee arrows. ” – Three Sioux Scouts by Elmer Russell Gregor
  6. But the van had only reached Grand Island and the Pawnee villages, when they were overtaken by more ill news from Nauvoo. ” – The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 by Charles Francis Horne
  7. Let me hear what the brave Comanches have to complain of, and any reparation, consistent with the dignity of a Pawnee chief, shall be made, sooner than risk a war between brothers who have so long hunted together and fought together against a common enemy. ” – Monsieur Violet by Frederick Marryat
  8. They listened uneasily, for they feared that the Pawnee might become suspicious and follow them. ” – Three Sioux Scouts by Elmer Russell Gregor
  9. Really, for a first attempt, it was worthy of the child of a Pawnee brave. ” – The Eagle Cliff by R.M. Ballantyne
  10. “ I believe they were Pawnee scouts." ” – Three Sioux Scouts by Elmer Russell Gregor
  11. We are close to the great Pawnee village. ” – White Otter by Elmer Russell Gregor
  12. He went on to score Ament, to compare the missionary policy in China to that of the Pawnee Indians, and to propose for him a monument- subscriptions to be sent to the American Board. ” – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  13. They looked anxiously toward the ridge, and wondered whether the Pawnee scout was still watching. ” – White Otter by Elmer Russell Gregor
  14. Perhaps the Pawnee camp is behind it. ” – White Otter by Elmer Russell Gregor
  15. Yes, I have led ponies out of the Pawnee camp, and I have taken ponies from the Black Faces. ” – White Otter by Elmer Russell Gregor
  16. “ " Pawnee can't hold the lead," declared Harris. ” – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
  17. Then they heard the Pawnee ponies. ” – Three Sioux Scouts by Elmer Russell Gregor
  18. Were his skin bronze, were he decked in the barbaric trappings of a Pawnee chief, his appearance would be more in accord with the chill and repellant significance of his personality. ” – The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  19. When we reached a high ridge overlooking Pawnee Fork we again waited for our lagging escort. ” – An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) by Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)

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