Definition of Oolakan
1. eulachon [n -S] - See also: eulachon
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oolakan
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Literary usage of Oolakan
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Apostle of Alaska: The Story of William Duncan, of Metlakahtla by John William Arctander (1909)
"They know that this is the time for the oolakan to run up the river, and it is important to be at hand at the great event. ..."
2. "Edisonia," a Brief History of the Early Edison Electric Lighting System by Committee on St. Louis exposition (1904)
"The oolakan or candlefish of the Northwest Indians. ... From time immemorial the Indians of the Northwest caught and dried the oolakan or candlefish, ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... and Analyses of Oils, Fats and Waxes' (Vol. II, London and New York 1909). CANDLE, Electric. See ELECTRIC LIGHTING. CANDLE-FISH, oolakan, oo'la-kan, ..."
4. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"... used in Arab mosques; and in more distinctly Occidental buildings it is sometimes used, as in the stairway of the Opera at Paris. oolakan, oo'la-kan, ..."
5. The American Indian as a Product of Environment: With Special Reference to by Arthur John Fynn (1907)
"Over among the fiords of the Canadian Pacific, the tribes depended principally upon halibut, sturgeon, cod, salmon, oolakan, herring, shell-fish, ..."
6. Fifteen Years' Sport and Life in the Hunting Grounds of Western America and by William Adolph Baillie-Grohman (1900)
"... waters of the North Pacific, the vast shoals of their food fishes (the oolakan or candle fish and the herring) which do not frequent the Behring Sea. ..."
7. A History of the Mental Growth of Mankind in Ancient Times by John Shertzer Hittell (1893)
"Oleaginous nuts on a wooden skewer serve as a substitute for a candle in Polynesia,* and with a piece of dry bark through it as a wick, the oolakan or ..."