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half-breed

1. Offensive a person whose parents are of different races, esp the offspring of a White person and an American Indian
2. of, relating to, or designating offspring of people or animals of different races or breeds

Half-Breed

 

the offspring produced from interracial marriages. In anthropology, half-breeds usually occupy an intermediate position between the mixed races. In America the offspring of a white person and an American Indian are called half-breeds.

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He added, disdainfully, that the federal government's policy to issue scrip had been given a wide interpretation such that "every Half-breed who could ever show that he had been on a reserve got scrip.
In so doing, it followed a precedent inaugurated in the first Indian Act, 1876, which explicitly excluded any "half-breed in Manitoba who has shared in the distribution of half-breed lands" or any "half-breed head of a family (except the widow of an Indian, or a half-breed who has already been admitted into a treaty)" (Acts 577).
Jefferson haters called the challenger a fraud, a coward, a thief, and "a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father.
wed)They included 30 half-breed Cheviot Leicesters and one pure-breed Cheviot.
Bonita Lawrence's work is a continuation of powerful works like Howard Adams' Prison of Grass (1975) and Maria Campbell's Half-Breed (1973) and more recent works by Joseph Bruchac, Bowman's Store (Lee & Low Books, 2001) and Warren Carriou's, Lake of the Prairies (Anchor, 2003).
Deep Reconnaissance Team 2113 is sent there undercover and one of the members is Kadar San, a half-breed human Zentadon with telepathic powers.
But Reeves, who plays John Constantine born with the ability to recognise half-breed angels and demons, fails to conjure a single credible emotion - and there's no sexual chemistry with Weisz.
John Constantine (Reeves) was born with a terrible gift: the ability to recognise the half-breed angels and demons who walk the Earth in human form.
Born with the terrible "gift" of being able to see the half-breed demons and angels that walk the earth in human form, the tormented youngster was driven to take his own life (a Catholic sin that gets you a one-way ticket to Hell).
Peinado the half-breed sees himself as the voice of a geography without territory.
Marcus takes his time developing the book's heroes: the capable half-breed Billy Powell and the noble Abraham, the former military commander who runs the famed sanctuary deep in the Florida Everglades for runaway slaves.
And half-breed just can't be said in polite company any more.