from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An island of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the West Indies east of Puerto Rico. Discovered by Columbus in 1493, it passed to various European powers before Denmark sold it to the United States in 1917.
- A city of southern New Brunswick, Canada, at the mouth of the St. John River on the Bay of Fundy. First settled as a French trading post in the 1630s, it was captured by the British in 1758 and was a refuge for Loyalists after the American Revolution. Population: 68,000.
- Saint John, Henry. First Viscount Bolingbroke. 1678-1751. English statesman, orator, and writer. A Jacobite, he spent much of his life in exile and wrote influential political treatises, notably The Idea of a Patriot King (1749).
- LakeSaint John A lake of south-central Quebec, Canada, connected by the Saguenay River with the St. Lawrence River. The lake is a popular resort area.
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- n. (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
- n. a river that rises in Maine and flows northeastward through New Brunswick to empty into the Bay of Fundy
- n. a port in eastern Canada; the largest city in New Brunswick
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Postel, in 1802-all exemplify in the character of their work and in the rules adopted, a striking similarity to the methods and aims proposed by Saint John Baptist de la Salle in founding the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.
Pope, we turned our faces southward, and with a good and commodious carriage and five fat horses (the last-mentioned for the nonce, as ordinarily the bones of the "cavilli vetturini" may be guessed with as near precision as the pence in Paddy's pocket) were soon rolling past Saint John Lateran and through the dreary Campagna.
adopted Saint John the Evangelist as one of its patrons, associating with him, in order not to arouse the suspicions of Rome.
But I have interrupted this work to make some researches on the period of Saint John the Baptist, for I want to describe the feast of Herodias.
Unlike the ‘Masonic’ Johannites discussed earlier, it had no doubt which Saint John it venerated—it was the Baptist.56
With the other confederated tribes they are now attached to the mission of Saint John Francis Regis, at Ward, in charge of the Jesuit