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Kan·sas 1

 (kăn′zəz, -səz)
n.
A plural of Kansa.

Kan·sas 2

 (kăn′zəs) Abbr. KS or Kans.
A state of the central United States. It was admitted as the 34th state in 1861. Organized as a territory by the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, it became a virtual battleground, known as Bleeding Kansas, for free and slave factions (1854-1859). Kansas was finally admitted as a free state. Topeka is the capital and Wichita the largest city.

Kan′san (-zən) adj. & n.

Kansas

(ˈkænzəs)
n
(Placename) a state of the central US: consists of undulating prairie, drained chiefly by the Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri Rivers; mainly agricultural. Capital: Topeka. Pop: 2 723 507 (2003 est). Area: 213 096 sq km (82 277 sq miles). Abbreviation: Kan, Kans or KS (with zip code)

Kan•sas

(ˈkæn zəs)

n.
1. a state in the central United States. 2,688,418; 82,276 sq. mi. (213,094 sq. km). Cap.: Topeka. Abbr.: KS, Kans., Kan., Kas.
2. a river in NE Kansas, flowing E to the Missouri River. 169 mi. (270 km) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Kansas - a state in midwestern United StatesKansas - a state in midwestern United States
Chisholm Trail - a former cattle trail from San Antonio in Texas to Abilene in Kansas; not used after the 1880s
middle west, Midwest, midwestern United States - the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America)
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Dodge City - a town of southwestern Kansas on the Arkansas River; formerly a rowdy cow town
Abilene - a town in central Kansas to the west of Topeka; home of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Hays - a town in central Kansas
Kansas City - a city of northeast Kansas on the Missouri River adjacent to Kansas City, Missouri
Lawrence - a town in northeastern Kansas on the Kansas River; scene of raids by John Brown in 1856
Salina - a town in central Kansas
capital of Kansas, Topeka - the capital of the state of Kansas; located in eastern Kansas on the Kansas river
Wichita - the largest city in Kansas; located in southern Kansas on the Arkansas River
Arkansas River, Arkansas - a river that rises in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and flows southeast through Kansas and Oklahoma and through Arkansas to become a tributary of the Mississippi River
Kansas River, Kaw River, Kansas - a river in northeastern Kansas; flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
Neosho, Neosho River - a river that rises in eastern Kansas and flows eastward into Oklahoma to become a tributary of the Arkansas River
Republican River, Republican - a tributary of the Kansas River that flows from eastern Colorado eastward through Nebraska and Kansas
2.Kansas - a member of the Siouan people of the Kansas river valley in Kansas
Dhegiha - any member of a Siouan people speaking one of the Dhegiha languages
3.Kansas - a river in northeastern KansasKansas - a river in northeastern Kansas; flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
Kansas, KS, Sunflower State - a state in midwestern United States
4.Kansas - the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Kansa
Dhegiha - a branch of the Siouan languages
Translations
Kansas
Kansas
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Departure from Fort Osage Modes of transportation Pack- horses Wagons Walker and Cerre; their characters Buoyant feelings on launching upon the prairies Wild equipments of the trappers Their gambols and antics Difference of character between the American and French trappers Agency of the Kansas General Clarke White Plume, the Kansas chief Night scene in a trader's camp Colloquy between White Plume and the captain Bee- hunters Their expeditions Their feuds with the Indians Bargaining talent of White Plume
They found the prairies saturated with the heavy cold rains, prevalent in certain seasons of the year in this part of the country, the wagon wheels sank deep in the mire, the horses were often to the fetlock, and both steed and rider were completely jaded by the evening of the 12th, when they reached the Kansas River; a fine stream about three hundred yards wide, entering the Missouri from the south.
Then Dorothy found, with the aid of the enchanted picture, that Uncle Henry had returned to the farm in Kansas, and she also saw that both he and Aunt Em were dressed in mourning, because they thought their little niece had been killed by the earthquake.
Tomorrow morning I'll go to Kansas and you can go to Californy.
Dorothy Gale lived on a farm in Kansas, with her Aunt Em and her Uncle Henry.
We will go to the Emerald City and ask the Great Oz how to get back to Kansas again.
It was not until nearly nightfall that she discovered she was on the express bound for Kansas City, that her ticket was made out to that point, and that Cutter must have planned it so.
Now, among these passengers was a little Kansas girl named Dorothy Gale, who was going with her Uncle Henry to Australia, to visit some relatives they had never before seen.
A MEMBER of the Kansas Legislature meeting a Cake of Soap was passing it by without recognition, but the Cake of Soap insisted on stopping and shaking hands.
In which is related how Dorothy Gale of Kansas, The Shaggy Man, Button Bright, and Polychrome the Rainbow's Daughter met on an Enchanted Road and followed it all the way to the Marvelous Land of Oz.
Martin was--if one discounted the harshness of the life, the dirt, the endless duties and the ever-pressing chores--a Kansas plutocrat.
Through the kindness of Dorothy Gale of Kansas, afterward Princess Dorothy of Oz, an humble writer in the United States of America was once appointed Royal Historian of Oz, with the privilege of writing the chronicle of that wonderful fairyland.

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