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

  • A borough of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on the south bank of Montreal Island. It was first settled as an estate by Sieur La Salle in 1668 and named for his futile dream of finding a westward passage to China.

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  • Chemin Upper Lachine is supposed to under, not over, the railroad.

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  • Bellow was born Solomon Bellow in Lachine, Quebec, in 1915, two years after his parents had arrived there from St Petersburg.

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  • Peter Blaikie first ran as a Progressive Conservative candidate in Lachine, an urban Montreal riding, in the 1979 federal election.

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  • The name Lachine rapids, or the China rapids, which was afterwards given to these, remains to remind us that Cartier was searching for a passage to China.

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  • Today they are called the Lachine Rapids, an ironic echo of Champlain’s search for a passage to China.21

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  • The married officers live out of barracks, and the Colonel has during all this time occupied a villa called Lachine, about half a mile from the north camp.

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  • The married officers live out of barracks, and the Colonel has during all this time occupied a villa called Lachine, about half a mile from the north camp.

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  • The married officers live out of barracks, and the Colonel has during all this time occupied a villa called Lachine, about half a mile from the north camp.

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