Definition of Old squaw
1. Noun. A common long-tailed sea duck of the northern parts of the United States.
Generic synonyms: Sea Duck
Group relationships: Clangula, Genus Clangula
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Literary usage of Old squaw
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1. Belden, the White Chief: Or, Twelve Years Among the Wild Indians of the Plains by George Pfauts Belden (1875)
"I HAD often observed in the teepee of a good-natured old squaw, whom I used to visit almost every day, a warrior, whose hair was silvery white, ..."
2. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1902)
"OLD-SQUAW. A trim little duck with short bill; male with long slender tail; ... The old-squaw, or long-tailed duck, ¡s mainly a bird of the arctic coasts, ..."
3. Ten Years in Oregon by Miss A. J. Allen, A. J. Allen (1848)
"... to start—Kind old squaw—Gratitude—Unpleasant surprise—Advantageous trade proposed—Kind interference—Forced trade—Final conclusion—Dr. Satterly. ..."