Definition of Sumpit

1. a blow pipe [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sumpit

sumoist
sumoists
sumos
sumotori
sumotoris
sump
sump pits
sump pump
sump pumps
sumped
sumph
sumphish
sumphs
sumping
sumpit (current term)
sumpitan
sumpitans
sumpits
sumplike
sumps
sumpsimus
sumpter
sumpters
sumption
sumptions
sumptuarily
sumptuary
sumptuary tax
sumptuosities

Literary usage of Sumpit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"[Malay sumpit.] A small poisoned dart or arrow, thrown by means of a ... cf. sumpit.'] The blow-gun of the Malays and the Dyaks of Borneo. ..."

2. Seventeen Years Among the Sea Dyaks of Borneo: A Record of Intimate by Edwin Herbert Gomes (1911)
"Sometimes the shaft of the spear is the sumpit, or blowpipe. ... The sumpit, or blowpipe, is a long wooden tube about eight feet long. ..."

3. Sarawak: Its Inhabitants and Productions: Being Notes During a Residence in by Hugh Low (1848)
"The sumpit-an has, at its farthest end, an iron sight, by which they regulate their aim. ... The sumpit- an varies in length, being from seven to ten feet. ..."

4. An Abridged Malay-English Dictionary (romanized) by Richard James Wilkinson (1908)
"... sumpit, the use of a blowpipe; shooting with a blowpipe; ... sumpit, (1) the well-known shooting fish ..."

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