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Mohawk meaning

mohawk - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. One of a tribe of Indians who formed part of the Five Nations. They formerly inhabited the valley of the Mohawk River.
  2. 2. One of certain ruffians who infested the streets of London in the time of Addison, and took the name from the Mohawk Indians.
  3. 3. One of a tribe of Indians who formed part of the Five Nations. They formerly inhabited the valley of the River.
  4. 4. One of certain ruffians who infested the streets of London in the time of Addison, and took the name from the Indians.

mohawk - examples of usage

  1. But in the hill country, from the Mohawk Valley to the Canadian line and to Lake Champlain, he had one name, The Shepherd of the North. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. Following this, Cohoes and West Troy, which drew their water supply from the Mohawk below Schenectady, and Albany, which drew its supply from the Hudson below the mouth of the Mohawk, suffered from typhoid epidemics; while Waterford and Troy, which drew their supplies from the Hudson above the mouth of the Mohawk, and the river towns that, like Lansingburgh, drew from other sources, entirely escaped the infection. - "A Handbook of Health", Woods Hutchinson.
  3. The state was comparatively weak in population and resources; a large proportion of the people were Tories; and close at hand on the frontier, which was then in the Mohawk valley, were the most formidable Indians on the continent. - "The War of Independence", John Fiske.
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