Definition of Sumpit
1. a blow pipe [n -S]
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Literary usage of Sumpit
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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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