Feejee


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Fee´jee


a. & n.1.(Ethnol.) See Fijian.
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Rose considered them by far the most exciting dramas she had ever witnessed; and when the performance closed with a grand ballet of Feejee Islanders, whose barbaric yells alarmed the gulls, she had no words in which to express her gratification.
Our Exploring Expedition saw the Feejee islanders getting their dinner off human bones; and they are said to eat their own wives and children.
How different is our tone when we read the highly-wrought description of the massacre of the crew of the Hobomak by the Feejees; how we sympathize for the unhappy victims, and with what horror do we regard the diabolical heathens, who, after all, have but avenged the unprovoked injuries which they have received.
Based in Nadi TTF provides SIC and private transfers, operates a twice daily Coral Sun express service from Nadi to Suva, operates Day Tours under the Great Sights brand and adventure tour packages under the Feejee Experience brand.
He amassed a fortune promoting a bewildering range of popular entertainments: an elderly slave masquerading as George Washington's nursemaid; a gifted Swedish opera singer, Jenny Lind, whom he turned into an international superstar; a half-monkey, half-fish masterpiece of taxidermy that he advertised as the FeeJee Mermaid; and other attractions, dubious and genuine.
289-92; Jan Bondeson, The Feejee mermaid and other essays in natural and unnatural history (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999), p.
One famous exhibit was Feejee mermaid, which turned out to be a monkey's head sewn to a fish.
Flanders uses the Bible to describe Fijians to make a different point, arguing that: 'The natives of the Feejee Islands have, heretofore, been regarded as the Ishmaelites of the South Pacific Ocean, who would never endure the discipline of civilization, and who, if ever converted to Christianity, would be the last brought into the kingdom of heaven' (Wallis 1986).
(20) Barnum also presented animals and peculiar objects, such as the FeeJee Mermaid.
PT Barnum wowed crowds by exhibiting the body of what seemed to be a mummified half Famous impressario human, half fish creature, calling it 'The Feejee Mermaid'.
Imagine my rapture, then, when I came across a notice in the Mercury on January 17, announcing a Grand Exhibition of the Wonders of Nature, featuring a "MERMAID recently taken near the Feejee Islands." You will recall, of course, my youthful infatuation with sea sirens.
43: Condition of, in Middle Ages, In the Feejee Islands, Worshipped as goddesses by, Lacking in moral sense, Greater conscientiousness of, Age of puberty among South Sea Islanders,