The Passmaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary

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Entry Definition
(conjunct forms only) very, very much; when
(liquid) it leaks through, flows through
(see eci)
s/he carries h/ under arm; s/he supports h/ by holding h/ arm or elbow
s/he carries it under arm; s/he supports it by holding on to it
s/he carries something belonging to h/ under arm
(person) agent (especially, Indian agent)
(gambling) s/he hedges bets; (cards) s/he antes up
(see also entries beginning with ahc-, c-)
(see entries beginning with cuw-, ahcuw-)
(see cuwi)
routine task, chore
it is difficult
(hidden, camouflaged, in fog) it is hard to see, is just barely visible
(hidden, camouflaged, in fog) s/he is hard to see, is just barely visible
s/he has strange ways, is eccentric
s/he is fussy eater by nature
s/he has stange ways
chicken, hen
s/he hunts chickens
chicken coop, chicken house
s/he hesitates out of shyness
(baseball) foul lines
(basketmaking) s/he binds first in one direction and then back in the opposite direction (making the binding tighter and more even)
s/he carries it (them) under both arms