Pemmican

Pem"mi*can

(?), n. [Written also pemican.] 1. Among the North American Indians, meat cut in thin slices, divested of fat, and dried in the sun.
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Then on pemican they feasted.
Longfellow.
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2. Meat, without the fat, cut in thin slices, dried in the sun, pounded, then mixed with melted fat and sometimes dried fruit, and compressed into cakes or in bags. It contains much nutriment in small compass, and is of great use in long voyages of exploration.
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3. A treatise of much thought in little compass.
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Pem*phi"gus

(?), n. [Nl., fr. Gr. , , a bubble.] (Med.) A somewhat rare skin disease, characterized by the development of blebs upon different parts of the body. Quain.
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