prairie schooner


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prairie schooner

n.
A covered wagon, drawn by horses or oxen, that was used by pioneers in crossing the North American prairies and plains.

prairie schooner

n
(Historical Terms) chiefly US a horse-drawn covered wagon similar to but smaller than a Conestoga wagon, used in the 19th century to cross the prairies of North America

prai′rie schoon`er


n.
a covered wagon similar to the Conestoga wagon, used by pioneers in crossing the prairies and plains of North America.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prairie schooner - a large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas topprairie schooner - a large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas top; used by the United States pioneers to cross the prairies in the 19th century
waggon, wagon - any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor
caravan, wagon train, train - a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file; "we were part of a caravan of almost a thousand camels"; "they joined the wagon train for safety"
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Before her rolled the quarter section, except for the little box-house, as bare of fences and buildings as when the Wades had first camped on it in their prairie schooner.
She knew it had crossed the plains with her people in a prairie schooner.
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He was awarded the Amy Clampitt Residency for 2018 and The Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award in the Fall 2015 issue.
And over at Prairie Schooner, a new Fadwa Soleiman poem appears, shortly after the author's death , translated by Marilyn Hacker.
Amina Gautier's The Loss of All Lost Things begins with a story, which first appeared in Prairie Schooner, about a kidnapped boy who prefers to think of himself as lost rather than taken.
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His work has appeared in various periodicals such as The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, and The Nation among others.
Fortunately a man who was riding his prairie schooner saved at the eleventh hour and saved from possible killing.
His work is forthcoming, or has recently appeared, in Pleiades, Conduit, Passages North, Prairie Schooner, and Antioch Review.