Definition of Onkus
1. Adjective. (Australia New Zealand colloquial rare) Inferior; unpleasant; unacceptably bad. ¹
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Definition of Onkus
1. bad [adj] - See also: bad
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Literary usage of Onkus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The History of New England from 1630 to 1649 by John Winthrop, James Savage (1853)
"Although he had promised us in the open court to send the Pequod to onkus, who had shot him in the arm with intent to have ..."
2. Winthrop's Journal, "History of New England," 1630-1649 by John Winthrop, James Kendall Hosmer (1908)
"But it pleased God to give onkus the victory, after he had killed about 30 of the Narragansetts, and wounded many more, and among these two of Canonicus' ..."
3. The History of New England from 1630 to 1649 by John Winthrop, James Savage (1853)
"We received news of a great defeat given the Narragansetts by onkus, and of 15 Dutch slain by the Indians, and much beaver taken, and of Mr. Lamberton,1 etc ..."
4. The First Settlers of New-England, Or, Conquest of the Pequods, Narragansets by Lydia Maria Francis Child (1829)
"The savage soul of onkus doubted whether he ought to take away the life of a great king, who had fallen into his hands by misfortune ; and to resolve this ..."
5. Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society by Massachusetts Historical Society (1846)
"Mason strictly examined onkus concerning the matter, acquainting him with what we heard. He utterly denied, that he had taken ..."
6. A History of the United States and Its People: From Their Earliest Records by Elroy McKendree Avery, William Abbatt (1905)
"... when he informed Massachusetts that he "was very anxious to know if we would not be offended if he made war upon onkus," Governor Winthrop answered that ..."