The Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary

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Entry Definition
s/he talks elegantly, speaks poetically
fancy, fancily; decorative, decorated
dessert
s/he makes it fancy or fancily; embellishes it
s/he makes it fancy or fancily for h/
it is made fancily or delicately
something fancy; fancy basket
s/he sews it using fancy stitch
it is fancy
s/he sews h/ (e.g., shirt) using fancy stitch
s/he dances fancily
fancy basket, decorated basket
s/he makes fancy baskets
s/he sews fancily, embroiders
s/he whistles fancy tune
(kettle, flute, etc.) s/he, it whistles fancy tune
s/he gives it fancy name or nickname
s/he gives fancy name or nickname to something belonging to h/
s/he has nickname or stage name; h/ nickname or stage name is ...
s/he nicknames h/, gives h/ stage name
h/ nickname, h/ stage name
jewelry box, trinket basket
s/he colors fancily (e.g., painting, decorating baskets with colored splints)
s/he paints fancily, s/he uses combination of colors to decorate basket(s) fancily
s/he colors or dyes fancily something belonging to h/