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Chiricahua

[chir-i-kah-wuh] /ˌtʃɪr ɪˈkɑ wə/
noun, plural Chiricahuas (especially collectively) Chiricahua for 1.
1.
a member of an Apache Indian group, formerly located in the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico, now living primarily in Oklahoma and New Mexico.
2.
the Athabaskan language of the Chiricahua, differing only dialectically from Navaho.
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  • The old Chiricahua uttered a loud whoop as he sprang to his feet.

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  • One goes over toward the Chiricahua Mountains where our ranch is, the other toward Gleeson where we have to go to take the girls.

  • "But that day at Chiricahua you spoke of faith," he burst out.

  • The distant Chiricahua range, at the foot of which nestled the Newcomb ranch, was hung with a misty lilac haze.

  • Noon came, and the Chiricahua brought them some army bread, some fried bacon, and some coffee.

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  • The party of rancheros and Chiricahua militia who had blazed away at Kah-go-mish may have been a kind of scouting-party.

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  • Neither could Colonel Evans, when the Chiricahua repeated them.

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  • A sort of mutual council of war of all the officers and Colonel Evans was held over the body of the dead Chiricahua scout.

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  • This done, she impulsively determined to go to Chiricahua herself.

  • The glances bestowed upon the Chiricahua by Ping and Tah-nu-nu were not arrows, or they would have killed him.

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