American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- LakePontchartrain A lake of southeast Louisiana north of New Orleans. A causeway links New Orleans with the region north of the lake.
“So New Orleans, tucked below sea level between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, is in growing danger of drowning.”
“Lake Pontchartrain is the largest salt-water lake in the world.”
“The levee did break, Lake Pontchartrain is flowing to the sea, the pumps are failing, 80% of the city is flooded as much as 20 feet, people are drowning in their own homes and there are reports of bodies floating down the streets.”
“It's called The Pontchartrain Park CDC, and he's the president.”
“He was not, however, so much occupied with his grief that he could not call Pontchartrain to arrange the hour of the council on the next day.”
“But in the 1990s and into the 2000s, as hotels in the French Quarter and downtown expanded, it became harder for the Pontchartrain, which is removed from those areas, to stay profitable, Yancovich said.”
“Pontchartrain" from the point of view of the ocean.”
“It's one thing to write about a political issue from the perspective of someone right smack in the middle of it (such as the gay couple getting married in "City Hall" or the flood victim in "Pontchartrain"), but to then turn that issue around into a sort of alternate history or dystopian vision of the future is quite another.”
“In 1718 the French built a fort on the high ground of a portage route through Lake Pontchartrain and up the St. John Bayou.”
“Closer than the seeping sludge of Lake Pontchartrain”
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