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[puh-nob-skot, -skuh t] /pəˈnɒb skɒt, -skət/
noun, plural Penobscots (especially collectively) Penobscot for 2.
a river flowing S from N Maine into Penobscot Bay. 350 miles (565 km) long.
a member of a North American Indian people of the Penobscot River valley.
the Eastern Algonquian language of the Penobscot, a dialect of Abenaki. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This so alarmed the Indians that they fled to the banks of the Penobscot, which was then in possession of the French.

    King Philip John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
  • He entered the Penobscot House, a block and a half from the depot.

    The Camp in the Snow William Murray Graydon
  • Brick little dreamed that he was being followed as he 9pushed steadily across town to the banks of the Penobscot River.

    The Camp in the Snow William Murray Graydon
  • The party in the cabin of the Penobscot heartily applauded the conduct of the commodore.

    The Yacht Club Oliver Optic
  • The conclusion seems unavoidable that the adult salmon do not enter the Penobscot for spawning oftener than once in two years.

  • As she rounded the Penobscot, a gun announced the arrival of the first yacht.

    The Yacht Club Oliver Optic
  • The Penobscot was got off by the sailing-master and crew at the next tide after she went on the ledge.

    Little Bobtail Oliver Optic
  • That thing reminds me of a man I used to know, back in Penobscot.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • Pursuing this course, we soon reached the open land, which went sloping down some miles toward the Penobscot.

    The Maine Woods Henry David Thoreau

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