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  • proper n. One of the five Great Lakes of North America.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the smallest of the Great Lakes


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  • She didn't know what "TTC" stood for, or "ATS," the company for which she worked, couldn't name Lake Ontario, etc., etc.

    A tale of two citizens: the nightmare continues

  • You can blame Lake Ontario, which is just a mile or so down that way.

    CNN Transcript Feb 11, 2007

  • The sea lamprey is native to Lake Ontario, which is located below Niagara Falls.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • The sides of the view present every way a landscape well varied, and it is the same at the entrance of Lake Ontario, which is but a small league distant.

    Life in Canada Fifty Years Ago

  • This is owing to the influence of a large sheet of frozen water interposed between us and Lake Ontario, which is never frozen.

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • One of the lakes-Ontario Lacus (named after Earth's Lake Ontario, which is of comparable size) - is the southern hemisphere's largest lake, and was the first lake to be observed on the moon.

    Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

  • In 1842, when Irish workers found none of the jobs that were promised them on the Welland Canal connecting Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, they took matters into their own hands.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • In 2008 in Lake Ontario, Kennard's team located the wreck of the HMS Ontario, the oldest shipwreck ever found in the Great Lakes.

    Wreck of Canadian schooner found in Lake Ontario

  • Mr. Lee, a second-term congressman from a district that stretches east from Buffalo along Lake Ontario to the Rochester area, announced he would step down "effective immediately."

    New York Rep. Lee Resigns

  • In particular, the ministry concluded that the real threat was the fortified trading post at Oswego on Lake Ontario, and it overestimated the willingness of the Iroquois—who traded there—to shed blood for the king of France.

    George Washington’s First War


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