Monday, November 28, 2016

Word of the day: pirogue

The word of the day is pirogue:

  1. canoe made by hollowing out tree trunk.
  2. a native boat, especially an American dugout.

"Harold's father built fishing boats out of cypress, some flat-bottomed dugout pirogues traditional to Cajun culture.  He would bring logs to a nearby mill, saw them in his shop, and build them into boats, which he rented to fishermen."

 - Arlie Russell Hochschild, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

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