Definition of Oomiacks
1. oomiack [n] - See also: oomiack
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Literary usage of Oomiacks
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Seas, in the by John Franklin, John Richardson (1828)
"... were doubtful as to the sex of some of our party, until they saw them prepare for battle. None but women row in their oomiacks, and they had asked ..."
2. Across the Sub-Arctics of Canada: A Journey of 3,200 Miles by Canoe and by James Williams Tyrrell (1897)
"There were thirty-six of them, all women and children, piled into one of their " oomiacks," or skin boats, and all were whooping and yelling at the top of ..."
3. Across the Sub-Arctics of Canada: A Journey of 3,200 Miles by Canoe and by James Williams Tyrrell (1897)
"oomiacks are often made large enough to carry thirty or forty people. They are propelled by ordinary paddles, not by the long double- bladed ones used with ..."
4. The Canadian Magazine of Politics, Science, Art, and Literature edited by J. Gordon Mowat, John Alexander Cooper, Newton MacTavish (1894)
"There were thirty- six of them, all women and children, piled into one of their "oomiacks," or skin boats, and all were whooping and yelling at the top of ..."
5. Thirty Years in the Arctic Regions by John Franklin (1859)
"... reefs in front of the coast the whole way ; the water being deep on the outside of them, but on the inside too shallow even for their oomiacks to float. ..."
6. The Sportsman's Magazine (1897)
"With these animals and their herders aboard, and towing a score of "oomiacks," the boats belonging to the natives, we made our way across to the American ..."