Saint Lawrence love

Definitions

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  • n. Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
  • n. a North American river; flows into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the North Atlantic

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Examples

  • The ship was some days sailing up a large river, called the Saint Lawrence, which runs right across Canada, from west to east.

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  • They tore through the Saint Lawrence sea way like a thousand angry barracuda.

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  • (Reminding me of Saint Lawrence, who, when being grilled on a stake, said, "Turn me over, I'm done on this side.")

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  • I remember years ago reading that dead whales washed up in the Saint Lawrence seaway contained such high concentrations of heavy metals and other toxics that in the U.S., they would be declared superfund sites.

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  • Saviour; of two columns from the house of Pontius Pilate; of the stone to which the Sacred hands were bound, when the scourging was performed; of the grid-iron of Saint Lawrence, and the stone below it, marked with the frying of his fat and blood; these set a shadowy mark on some cathedrals, as an old story, or a fable might, and stop them for an instant, as they flit before me.

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  • When he was about to die and be taken into Heaven, Saint Lawrence said, ‘I think I’m done.

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  • Forty girls from Saint Lawrence, a Roman Catholic secondary school, were admitted to the district hospital two weeks ago, and

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  • "Those are the words that, according to Ambrose, were uttered by Saint Lawrence on the gridiron, when he invited his executioners to turn him over, as Prudentius also recalls in the Peristephanon," William said with a saintly air.

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  • Whether or not Saint Lawrence really dreaded another experience of broiling, at the end of certain hours the

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 22, January, 1873

  • From this investment and an interest in building the great Victoria bridge across the Saint Lawrence, Mr. McLain had accumulated a large fortune, which, promptly invested in real estate and safe stocks which were continually enhancing in value in this rapidly growing municipality, soon placed him among the accredited millionaires of Canada.

    The Mystery of Monastery Farm

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