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

  • A river, about 933 km (580 mi) long, of north-central Canada, rising in southeast Northwest Territories and flowing generally northeast through Dubawnt Lake and into Baker Lake in south-central Nunavut.


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  • Thelon; and then through a country unmapped, and at times terrific in its cold and storm, they fought steadily to the frozen regions of the Dubawnt waterways.

    The Country Beyond

  • It was a storm in which the Sarcees died to a man, woman and child over on the Dubawnt waterways, and when trees froze solid and split open with the sharp explosions of high-power guns.

    The Country Beyond

  • Since then Philip had pointed his canoe straight UP the Dubawnt waterways, and was a hundred and twenty miles nearer to civilization.

    God's Country—And the Woman


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