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Northumberland Strait

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An arm of the Gulf of St. Lawrence separating Prince Edward Island from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in southeast Canada.

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Examples

  • I recently had the opportunity to head out to New Brunswick--"THE 'Picture Province'"--on business, and I managed to extend the trip by a couple of days so that I could continue east towards the Northumberland Strait, the Atlantic Ocean, and the bounty of "The Garden Province," Prince Edward Island.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Town, Prince Edward Island, is sixty miles, and by this route, through Nova Scotia and across Northumberland Strait, the English mail is transmitted once a fortnight.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • Northumberland Strait, at great hazard, where it is only nine miles wide, conveying the English mail; but sometimes all the circumstances are not favourable, and the letters are delayed for a month — the poor islanders being locked meanwhile in their icebound prison, ignorant of the events which may be convulsing the world.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • We were five hours in crossing Northumberland Strait — five hours of the greatest possible discomfort.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • Province in eastern Canada in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean, separated by the Northumberland Strait from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, with which it makes up the Maritime Provinces; Canada’s smallest province.

    Prince Edward Island

  • I took a train to Moncton, then a ferry that crossed Northumberland Strait to Borden, where Daddy met the boat.

    Borrowed Finery, A Memoir

  • At last we approach the precincts of Northumberland Strait, and are cleverly carried into New Glasgow.

    Acadia or, A Month with the Blue Noses

  • We were five hours in crossing Northumberland Strait -- five hours of the greatest possible discomfort.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • Northumberland Strait, at great hazard, where it is only nine miles wide, conveying the English mail; but sometimes all the circumstances are not favourable, and the letters are delayed for a month -- the poor islanders being locked meanwhile in their icebound prison, ignorant of the events which may be convulsing the world.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • Prince Edward Island is only a little bit broken off by the Northumberland Strait from those two bigger brethren, and Upper and Lower Canada are essential to each other's prosperity.

    Canada and the States

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