from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • French explorer in North America who, having descended the Mississippi River to its mouth, named the entire drainage basin “Louisiana,” claiming it for France (1682).

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


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  • Once she reaches the depths of rural south Texas, a small town called La Salle, the visions intensify until she is barely able to distinguish between reality and hallucination, leading her to a strange friendship with a man she soon realizes to be the widowed husband of the dead woman.

    The Return (2006)

  • Buick may find itself gone at some point, melded into Cadillac (in the 1920s and '30s, Caddy offered a less expensive model called La Salle).

    Road Test -- 2010 Buick LaCrosse

  • "Hŭ-ŭk! hŭ-ŭk!" called La Salle, slowly and more softly.

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields

  • Robert Cavelier, more generally known as La Salle, at the first was connected with the Jesuits, but left the Society of Jesus and, at the youthful age of twenty-three, came to Canada to seek his fortune.

    French Pathfinders in North America

  • It would be just as reasonable to call La Salle a liar because there are discrepancies in the dates of his exploits, as to call Radisson a liar for the slips in his dates.

    Pathfinders of the West Being the Thrilling Story of the Adventures of the Men Who Discovered the Great Northwest: Radisson, La Vérendrye, Lewis and Clark

  • Going to La Salle, which is in the West Oak Lane-Logan-Olney area gives you a glimpse into its yesteryear state.

    The Clog

  • Going to La Salle, which is in the West Oak Lane-Logan-Olney area gives you a glimpse into its yesteryear state.

    The Clog

  • A few days later I received some flowers and a note inviting me to come to Patrick’s estate, called La Salle, in Burgundy, for his annual August polo tournament.

    One From The Hart

  • The Owls will be facing some teams they have already defeated such as La Salle, Fordham and Charlotte.

    The Temple News

  • Poorly ranked counties, such as La Salle and Livingston, had multiple challenges to overcome including: two - and three-fold higher rates of premature death, often from preventable conditions; high smoking rates that lead to cancer; heart disease; bronchitis and emphysema; high rates of obesity, which can put people at risk for diabetes; disability and heart disease; high unemployment and poverty rates and high numbers of liquor stores and fast-food outlets but few places to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.

    The Times Today's News


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