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

  • A lake of northern Minnesota and southwest Ontario, Canada, drained by the Rainy River, which flows about 129 km (80 mi) generally westward along the U.S.-Canadian border to Lake of the Woods.


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  • We have ice houses right behind me on Rainy Lake, dotting the lake across Minnesota and Ontario, and lots of folks out catching fish and having fun.

    CNN Transcript Feb 6, 2007

  • International Falls, Rainy Lake is a four - season destination, and our winter economy is booming.

    CNN Transcript Feb 6, 2007

  • This is really good, because we need these cold temperatures to create safe ice conditions, of which we have, two, three feet of ice on Rainy Lake.

    CNN Transcript Feb 6, 2007

  • Rainy Lake stretches across Minnesota and Ontario, and this is where we have our fun, gang.

    CNN Transcript Feb 6, 2007

  • The author Louise Erdrich went on a spirit quest through the land of the Ojibwe, boating through Minnesota and Ontario, visiting islands in Lake of the Woods and Rainy Lake.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • If it extended from anywhere it must have been from the north, or along the confines of that mystic region called Rainy Lake.

    Archive 2005-12-01

  • At Rainy Lake they had been held by thieving Indians and a great part of their provisions taken from them, leaving them to make their way in comparative poverty to the next post of De Seviere.

    The Maid of the Whispering Hills

  • And into it, with that travel-tired band of venturers from Rainy Lake, had passed a princess.

    The Maid of the Whispering Hills

  • St. Pierre, on Rainy Lake; St. Charles, on the Lake of the Woods; Maurepas at the mouth of the

    French Pathfinders in North America

  • The whole of this vast country is divided into the following districts: Norway House, Rainy Lake, Red River,

    Notes of a Twenty-Five Years' Service in the Hudson's Bay Territory Volume I.


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