- 1733, Various, Great Epochs in American History, Vol. II:
- The King of the Paschattowayes had drawen together 1500 bowe-men, which wee ourselves saw, the woods were fired in manner of beacons the night after; and for that our vessel was the greatest that euer those Indians saw, the scowtes reported wee came in a Canoe, as bigge as an Island, and had as many men as there bee trees in the woods.
- 1890, William Painter, The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1:
- Wherefore takinge vp a bigge stone, he began againe with greater blowes to beate at the doore.