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n.1.A native or an inhabitant of Ashantee in Western Africa.
a.1.Of or pertaining to Ashantee.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Your lighter boxes of family papers went up-stairs into a Barmecide room, that always had a great dining-table in it and never had a dinner, and where, even in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty, the first letters written to you by your old love, or by your little children, were but newly released from the horror of being ogled through the windows, by the heads exposed on Temple Bar with an insensate brutality and ferocity worthy of Abyssinia or Ashantee.
Wilberforce's, whose politics he admired, and had that famous correspondence with the Reverend Silas Hornblower, on the Ashantee Mission.
There's your true Ashantee, gentlemen; there howl your pagans; where you ever find them, next door to you; under the long-flung shadow, and the snug patronizing lee of churches.
(1873) Mission from Cape Coast Castle to Ashantee, with a Descriptive Account of that Kingdom.
A member of the British Exploring Expedition to Africa in 1819 described the ritual sacrifice of thousands of slaves in the west African Ashantee nation.
Bowdich, Mission from Cape Coast Castle to Ashantee, Frank Cass & Co., London, UK, 1819.
Our Colonel, Colonel Norman, had left us and our new Commanding Officer, Colonel Cockburn, who was an old regular officer of the Regiment, having the South African and, I believe, Ashantee ribbons, was a proper old war-horse and a very brave man.
For pre-missionarv influences, Frazer recounted the tales of the African tribes of A-Louyi, Bambala, Mkulwa, Ashantee, and the Anal clan of Kuki, who each tell of similar stories in which mankind seeks to build a tower to the sky or the moon in order to confront their primary deity, usually with the intent to overdirow him.
Yet when crossed with the right mare, Areion is capable of producing horses who stay further than he did, one example being Ashantee, who won a Group 3 over 1m3f in 2008.
One fan tee wave Is grave and tall As brave Ashantee's Thick mud wall.
Stuckey also locates a number of imaginatively recomposed Ashantee sources in Melville's fiction, especially Benito Cereno.