American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- LakeOnega A lake of northwest Russia northeast of St. Petersburg between Lake Ladoga and the White Sea. It remains frozen from November to May.
- n. lake in northwestern Russia near the border with Finland; second largest lake in Europe
“This towne of Pouensa standeth within one mile lake of of the famous lake or Ozera of Onega, which is 320. miles long and in some places 70. miles ouer.”
“The hero of Pushkin's Eugene Onegin took his name from the River Onega, in northern Russia.”
“One Russian critic has pointed out that whereas the Onega flows smoothly to the sea, the Pechora is turbulent and wild.”
“Petrozavodsk, located on the western shore of Lake Onega—the second largest lake in Europe, was the administrative center of Karelia, an autonomous republic in the Russian Federation.”
“Into what gulf do the Moscovian rivers Onega, Dwina, Ob, pour out their streams? northward out of Moscovy into the sea.”
“Toluo vpon the lake of Onega, being 50 miles from Pouensa, where we arriued the 13. day in the morning, where wee bought a boate that caried vs and all our wares from thence to the Citie of”
“Sunne in the day causeth the deepe lakes of Ladega, and specially of Onega to cleaue: and if there should come then a sudden thaw, as oftentimes in that time of the yeere doeth, then doe these lakes open and breake, whereby many men are lost, and both men and horse drowned, although other riuers do remaine frozen a long time after.”
“The sixt Onega, that falleth into the Bay at Solouetsko 90. verst from the port of S. Nicholas.”
“Three of the largest lakes in Europe have native populations of landlocked salmon: Lake Vänern in Sweden, and Lakes Ladoga and Onega in Russia, which have a total surface area of some 7.5 million acres 3 million ha.”
“Onega, on the east, and the overflow of nearly half the lakes of”
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