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  • n. French explorer who claimed Louisiana for France (1643-1687)

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Examples

  • It was at Rouen that St. John Baptist de La Salle composed his rules, convoked two general chapters, resigned his office of superior, and ended his earthly existence by a holy death, in 1719.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • La Salle was furnished with pilots and requested to drop down to the White Cliffs, now known as Ellis 'Cliffs, eighteen miles below Natchez, where a delegation would meet and conduct him to the White Apple village.

    The Memories of Fifty Years

  • And he walked on the caper, white trash chutzpah carrying him through, no one informing the police powers that be that a dead man robbed the Happy Time Liquor Store, drove a stolen La Salle up to the front door of Sergeant Turner “Buzz” Meeks, then shot out his living room wall and escaped on foot.

    The Big Nowhere

  • The really valuable thing which we get from the past is experience, and a fellow can pick up a pretty fair working line of that along La Salle Street.

    Old Gorgon Graham

  • He was speeding south on 101, wheeling a hot La Salle sedan.

    The Big Nowhere

  • To St. John Baptist de La Salle belongs the honour of having transformed the pedagogy of the elementary school.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Two pedagogic innovations of St. John Baptist de La Salle met with approval from the beginning:

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Besides, the work appeared so very important to St. John Baptist de La Salle that, in order to attach the Brothers permanently to the education of the poor, he forbade them to teach Latin.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Clairveaux; St. John Baptist de La Salle (1651-1719), b. at Reims,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Opposite the present site of the episcopal city, La Salle and Tonti in 1680 built Fort Crèvecoeur, in which Mass was celebrated and the Gospel preached by the Recollect Fathers,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

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