The Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary

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Entry Definition
it is Christmas; there is exchanging of gifts
it hangs, hangs down, dangles
s/he hangs it
s/he hangs something up for h/; (Christmastime) s/he gives h/ gift
s/he hangs up something belonging to h/; s/he gives it to h/ as gift
Stephen, Steven
s/he excuses it
s/he sneezes
s/he behaves, acts; (theater) s/he acts
(female deer) doe
(see also entries beginning with l-, ol-)
furnishings, gear, equipment
house with peaked and shingled roof
(architecture) interior sheathing
(flower part) petal
wind-up clock, alarm clock
rocking chair, swing
(man, boy) his looks, his physical appearance
flash or blink of eye
(cloth) its texture
climbing plant
rug, carpet
anchovy, sardine, brit