This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 Excerpt: ...the name of a town in Accomac Co., Va. / Ob'scob: This word means either "at the white rock," or "at the narrow passage of the rocks;" the ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 Excerpt: ...the name of a town in Accomac Co., Va. / Ob'scob: This word means either "at the white rock," or "at the narrow passage of the rocks;" the name of a village in Conn., near the mouth of Oyster river. Oc'capogue, accup--a creek; the name of a stream on Long Island. Oc'cohan'nock, woak-hanne; i. e., "crooked, winding stream," "a stream with large bends;" the Indian name of a stream in Va. Oc'coquan, okhucquoan, woakhucquon, or huckquoan; i. e., "a hook," or "anything bent to the form of a hook." Some say the word is derived from shacqohocan--a stone, and means "stony creek." This, however, is very doubtful. The word is the name of a stream in Prince William's Co., Va. Oce'yedan, or Aceyedan; i. e., "place of weeping." So called by the Dakotas because of weeping there the death of some of their relatives; the name of a creek in Iowa which flows into the Little Sioux river. Ochishat'chee; i. e., "hickory leaf river." Ocklocko'nee; i. e., "yellow water;" the name of a river in Fla. Ock'lowaha'; i. e., "muddy, or miry place." Ocmul'gee or Okmul'gi, oki--water, mulgis--it is boiling; i. e., "boiling water;" the name of a river in Ga. Ohi'o, ohui--very, opeek--white with froth, hanne--stream; i. e., "the stream very white with froth," or " the stream abounding in white caps." The foregoing definition is given by Revd. John Heckewelder. Revd. Christian Fred Post, also a missionary among the Indians, and who lived with the Senecas for many years says this word is derived from ohee-ye-ga-hun-da, and sig. "good river," or "beautiful river." This definition being identical with the name given the Ohio by the Frenc...
Ex-Library. No Jacket. 1885, First edition, published by the author, 70 pp. Hardcover, original black cloth, gilt title, 8vo. Ex-library copy: stickers on front board, bookplate on front pastedown, stamp to fly leaf, withdrawn and perforated stamp on title page. One stamp within text; 3 small pencil marginalia notes; Hinges worn and shaky, but attached.
Very Good-with no dust jacket. Tone, owner's emboss, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; "To bring into clearer relief some of those characteristics of our aboriginal races, as illustrated in their local nomenclature, as well as to give greater zest to the study of our local history and geography, is the chief purpose of this compilation."; x, 70 pages.
8vo, hardcover, no dj. NOT ex-library. Black cloth, gilt title lettering. Good condition. Contents lightly & uniformly age-toned, otherwise clean, no markings or foxing, binding & hinges firm. Boards lightly smudged w/ small chips at spine ends, gilt title lettering dulled but legible. x, 70 p.
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