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Penobscot   /pənˈɑbskɑt/   Listen
Penobscot

noun
1.
A member of the Algonquian people belonging to the Abnaki confederacy and living in the Penobscot valley in northern Maine.
2.
A river in central Maine flowing into Penobscot Bay.  Synonym: Penobscot River.



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"Penobscot" Quotes from Famous Books



... sea-turn, wind at east, a thick fog from the bottom of the ocean, and a fall of forty degrees; now, so dry as to kill all the beans in New Hampshire; then, a flood, carrying off the bridges on the Penobscot; snow in Portsmouth in July, and the next day a man and a yoke of oxen killed by lightning ...
— Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z • Various

... peculiar style. Howard spent last winter in a tour over the State of Maine and Canada. During this cool excursion, he got way up among the wood-choppers and log-men of the Aroostook and Penobscot country. These wood-chopping and log-rolling gentry, according to all accounts, must be a jolly, free-and-easy, hard-toiling and hardy race. The "folks" up about there live in very primitive style; their camps and houses are very useful, but not much addicted to the "ornamental." Howard had ...
— The Humors of Falconbridge - A Collection of Humorous and Every Day Scenes • Jonathan F. Kelley

... large trees are found in Maine, on the Penobscot River, but most of the largest and most valuable timber trees have been cut down. The lumberers, as they are called, are constantly hewing down the grand old trees for timber, white pine being the principal timber of New ...
— Among the Trees at Elmridge • Ella Rodman Church

... small concussion upon the ice near the city was terrific. The water rose instantly to such a height as to sweep the buildings and lumber from the ends of the wharves, and to throw up the ice in huge sheets and pyramids. This shock was resisted by the great covered bridge on the Penobscot, which is about one thousand feet in length, and this gave time to save much property But meanwhile another auxiliary to the fearful work had been preparing, by the breaking up of the ice in the Kenduskeag ...
— Thrilling Adventures by Land and Sea • James O. Brayman



Words linked to "Penobscot" :   Pine Tree State, ME, Algonquian, Maine, river, Algonquin



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