American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A river rising in southeast Yukon Territory, Canada, and flowing about 1,215 km (755 mi) southeast into northern British Columbia then northeast to the Mackenzie River in southwest Northwest Territories.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Gray or dapplegray: applied to a horse.
- Gray: applied generally.
- n. A dapple-gray horse.
- n. The color gray or dapple-gray.
- n. A small coin formerly current in France, from the fifteenth century, “worth three deniers, or the fourth part of a sol.” It was originally struck in silver, and afterward, from the reign of Louis XIV., in copper. The specimen illustrated weighs about 64 grains.
- n. The tacamahac, or balsampoplar, Populus balsamifera, of northern North America.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Gray.
- n. A French copper coin of one fourth the value of a sou.
“Mosses of the Nahanni and Liard river area, southwestern Northwest Territories, Canada.”
“Some 100 Nahanni Denes following a traditional way of life live at Nahanni Butte at the junction of the South Nahanni and Liard rivers at the southern end of the Park.”
“The inspector muttered: — “The long-haired man must be Brujon, and the bearded one Demi – Liard, alias Deux – Milliards.””
“Printanier, alias Bigrenaille, and Demi – Liard, alias Deux – Milliards, who had been inconsistently condemned, after a hearing of both sides of the case, to ten years in the galleys.”
“It includes three major lakes (Great Slave, Great Bear and Athabasca) and numerous major rivers (such as the Peace, Athabasca, Liard, Hay, Peel, South Nahanni and Slave rivers).”
“Inland rainbow trout are native to upper sections of the Peace River and Liard River drainages of the Mackenzie River basin, in British Columbia.”
“As with the origins and ancestors of the upper Klamath River redband, the Peace and Liard rainbows could have come from coastal or interior sources, or perhaps both.”
“The Liard, rising in the same district, flows east and falls into the Mackenzie, which empties into the Arctic Ocean.”
“Simpson, the dépôt of the district, is situated at the confluence of the Liard and McKenzie, in lat. 61° north.”
“We then returned west, and from an elevation of 10,000 feet, photographed the unmapped country north of Liard river.”
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