Saint Lawrence love

Definitions

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  • n. Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
  • n. a North American river; flows into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the North Atlantic

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Examples

  • Detroit in turn was supplied by the British by way of the Saint Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, and Lake Erie.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • In brief, Britain abandoned much of the Great Lakes region and fixed the western boundary of the United States at the Mississippi River, tracing a line that generally followed the watershed between the Saint Lawrence River and the Atlantic coast.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • Most of the French settlers about seventy-five thousand in all were trappers and traders, who operated along the Mississippi and Saint Lawrence Rivers and seldom ventured to the farthest reaches of their theoretical domain; the English, on the other hand, had more than a million colonists, farming and creating growing towns and communities from Georgia to Maine.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • Standing upon the crest of a monumental headland that thrust out into the Saint Lawrence River, it had an upper city, naturally defended by steep bluffs, and a lower city, ringed by forts.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • We were to embark for Europe by ship from Quebec via the Saint Lawrence River, and since my Irishman was in Rhode Island, I went ahead several days earlier than my friends to visit with him.

    The Grace to Race

  • As our steamer neared home, passing into the Saint Lawrence River, I stood leaning over the rail, wondering how I would keep afloat for the next year.

    The Grace to Race

  • Montgomery knew his ammunition and supplies would not last long enough to starve Québec into submission, which in any case was out of the question, because when the ice in the Saint Lawrence River broke in the spring, British reinforcements were sure to arrive.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • We checked into a hotel, and the next morning I awoke early, walked down to the water, and dove into the Saint Lawrence for a pre-breakfast dip.

    The Grace to Race

  • In the meantime, Lieutenant Colonel Barrimore St. Léger had advanced along the route laid down for him—up the Saint Lawrence River and across Lake Ontario to a landing at Oswego on the New York shore.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • THROUGHOUT the fall, while Washington had been pursued by Howe and Cornwallis through New York and New Jersey, a second British army had been moving south from Canada by the Saint Lawrence River-Lake Champlain route in an effort to cut New England off from the other colonies and divide the revolt.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

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