American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of southeast Louisiana between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain. Founded in 1718, it became the capital of a French colony in 1722 and passed to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. The city is known for its annual Mardi Gras celebrations and as the birthplace of jazz music. In 2005, a hurricane struck the city, causing breaches in the protective levee system that resulted in widespread flooding and the evacuation of much of the city. Prior to this hurricane, its population was about 469,000.
- n. The largest city in the State of Louisiana, United States of America. It is an industrial and distribution center, a major seaport, and known for its rich cultural heritage, especially its music and cuisine. The city is on the banks of the Mississippi.
- n. a port and largest city in Louisiana; located in southeastern Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi river; a major center for offshore drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico; jazz originated here among black musicians in the late 19th century; Mardi Gras is celebrated here each year
“Joe Zeroski grew up in the Irish Channel of New Orleans and quit high school when he was sixteen in order to become a high-rise steelworker.”
“Wiseguys and off-duty cops all across New Orleans bought Joe a beer and a shot whenever they saw him.”
“I sat on a sofa under his glass-encased Confederate battle flag and read a magazine for a half hour, then heard footsteps coming down the carpeted stairs and looked up into the faces of Sookie Motrie and two well-known operators of dockside casinos in New Orleans and Lake Charles.”
“New Orleans used its share to create its public school system, but Baltimore, which already had public schools, and was starting to benefit from the contributions of Pratt, Walters, and Peabody, founded McDonogh in 1873 for orphan boys.”
“As we ate, he talked about playing in New Orleans with an old bluesman named Sugar Blues, about performing for groups all across the spectrum, from neo-Fascists to Communists, because he wanted his music to transcend politics.”
“Timothy had spoken of a pirate and a distant place near New Orleans called Barataria Bay, where clandestine slave auctions took place by candlelight in hidden caves and great wealth was to be had if only one were sufficiently daring.”
“Physically superb, over six feet in height, with manners that bespoke his uprearing, he volunteered for service in Mexico and, on the conclusion of peace, went to New Orleans and entered politics and practiced law.”
“In late February 1969, the Chicago Daily News, New Orleans Times-Picayune, and other leading metropolitan papers ran a story by space-beat correspondent Arthur J. Snider whose headline read “Aldrin to Be First Man on the Moon.””
“Essence Harris of New Orleans was just 30 and seemingly healthy when she started getting short of breath and feeling a flutter in her chest during her daily workouts.”
“The Standard Fruit Company started in 1899 when a small New Orleans partnership began importing bananas from Honduras.”
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