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Definition of "pappoose" []

  • Alternative spelling of papoose. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "pappoose" in a sentence
  • "When he was a tiny baby, -- a fat, brown, little pappoose, -- his mother used to bundle him up in skins, strap him to a board, and carry him on her back when she went to gather the bark of the young basswood tree for twine."
  • "When the mother clambered over a large tree trunk that had fallen across the path and the little pappoose was jolted wide awake, he did not cry."
  • "Out of the storm's first onset we rushed unasked into the hut of an Indian family, and surprised a pair of squaws and a six-months 'pappoose squatting on a dirty and rain-pooled floor in almost total darkness."