Definition of Sumpits
1. sumpit [n] - See also: sumpit
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Literary usage of Sumpits
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Samarang, During the Years 1843-46 by Edward Belcher, Arthur Adams (1848)
"The same chief blew for our satisfaction some sumpits across the river; the effort appeared ... Before using the sumpits, they tip them with fresh poison, ..."
2. The Home-life of Borneo Head-hunters: Its Festivals and Folk-lore by William Henry Furness (1902)
"This house of Tama Aping Pang is famed for its manufacture of ' sumpits,' or ... The best sumpits are made of a hard, close-grained, reddish wood of a tree ..."
3. The English Catalogue of Booksby Sampson Low by Sampson Low (1882)
"8vo, 6s J. sumpits 1880 Stoicism, 12mo, 2s 6d (Chief Ancient Philosophies) SPCK 1880 -Historyof Early Empire, 18mo, 2s6d(Epochs of Ane. ..."
4. A Descriptive Dictionary of the Indian Islands & Adjacent Countries by John Crawfurd (1856)
"... he ascribes to them as exaggerated, " Of the sumpits," says he, " I need not say much ; they are similar to those used in various parts of the island. ..."
5. Life in the forests of the Far East by Spenser St. John (1862)
"... answered with a flight of sumpits (poisoned arrows), one of which struck me on the hand. I dragged it out with my teeth, of which I had then a few left, ..."
6. The Polar and Tropical Worlds: A Description of Man and Nature in the Polar by Georg Hartwig (1872)
"The small, hard twigs found mixed up with this material are employed as pens, besides forming the shafts of the sumpits, or little poisoned arrows of the ..."