American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An island of eastern Quebec, Canada, at the head of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It was discovered by Jacques Cartier in 1534.
“He discovered there the Island of Natiscotec which we call Anticosti, and entered a great river called Hochelaga, which leads to Canada.”
“I just got back from a week in Anticosti Island off the coast of Quebec.”
“The island at its mouth, now called Anticosti, he named the isle of the Assumption.”
“He went to Anticosti Island, and northern Quebec, and Alaska, and even Africa, and killed everything at which he was pointed.”
“Turns out during the summer months the many rivers of Anticosti have loads salmon and sea-run trout in them.”
“Oh sure, I was surrounded by water, but I came to Anticosti Island off the coast of Quebec to be surrounded by whitetails.”
“One of thousands of buck tracks on the beach at Anticosti Island.”
“After seven weeks at sea, it reached the uninhabited waste of Anticosti Island at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River, where Roquement erected a cross among the seals and polar bears.”
“David Kirke insisted that he was “not afraid of them in the least,” but Champlain observed that he steered very close to the coast of Anticosti Island, fourteen leagues north of Gaspé, “so as not to be noticed,” and so he got safely to sea.3”
“It was divided by the great tongue of Anticosti Island, 122 miles long, the home of huge white polar bears of legendary ferocity who attacked humans on sight.”
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