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mucluc

[muhk-luhk] /ˈmʌk lʌk/
noun
1.

mukluk

or mucluc, muckluck

[muhk-luhk] /ˈmʌk lʌk/
noun
1.
a soft boot worn by Eskimos, often lined with fur and usually made of sealskin or reindeer skin.
2.
a similar boot with a soft sole, usually worn for lounging.
Origin of mukluk
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; < Yupik maklak bearded seal, incorrectly taken to mean “sealskin,” then transferred to boots made of sealskin
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  • One of us has got to make a run of it to mucluc an' raise a relief.

    Smoke Bellew Jack London
  • His gentle snore arose on the air, and mucluc Charley began to giggle.

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  • mucluc Charley cast off the painter, and Leclaire shoved the boat out into the current.

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  • mucluc Charley chased the elusive idea through all the nooks and crannies of his drowning consciousness.

    Lost Face Jack London
  • mucluc Charley giggled over the idea that he could not catch for the edification of Leclaire.

    Lost Face Jack London
  • This was their sixth day out from the lively camp of mucluc on the Yukon.

    Smoke Bellew Jack London
  • It was a mucluc of the Innuit pattern, sewed together with sinew threads, and devoid of beads or furbelows.

    The Faith of Men Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for mucluc

mukluk

/ˈmʌklʌk/
noun
1.
a soft boot, usually of sealskin, worn by the Inuit
Word Origin
from Inuktitut muklok large seal
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