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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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  • It is true there were steamboats running between York and Kingston on the Bay of Quinte and the St. Lawrence prior to 1830; but after that date they increased rapidly in number, and were greatly improved.

    Life in Canada Fifty Years Ago

  • He was for forty-five years in active pastoral service in the Universalist ministry; was Professor of Microscopy for three years at St. Lawrence University.

    Memories and Anecdotes

  • The province of Quebec occupies mainly the two slopes of the vast basin formed by the St. Lawrence River whose course runs chiefly between the Laurentian and Alleghany ranges.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Fred was eager to show the wonders of the great St. Lawrence to his friends and equally desirous of trying out the motor-boat.

    The Go Ahead Boys and the Racing Motor-Boat

  • The cost of conveying merchandise between Kingston and Montreal before the Rideau and St. Lawrence canals were built is hardly credible to people of this day.

    Life in Canada Fifty Years Ago

  • -- He was at the St. Lawrence in the aftn.; but did not leave a card, & I would not have known he was in town, but for meeting Jake Ziegler on Chest.

    Franklin County: Edward McPherson to John B. McPherson, August 26, 1857

  • This is the same argument made by Dr. Paul Connett, a chemistry professor at St. Lawrence University, whose fascination with waste may even surpass my own.


  • Matthew sailed on July 4, 1783, with his wife and surviving children from New York City on the British transport Hope, wintered with some four hundred other refugees in canvas tents at Sorel northeast of MontrĂ©al, and in the spring of 1784 proceeded by bateaux up the St. Lawrence River, dragging the boats by hand up numerous rapids to Adolphustown on the Bay of Quinte, where they arrived on June 16, 1784.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • I have been on the St. Lawrence before and unless there is something a good deal better than I have ever seen there, we shall simply show our heels to any motor-boats on the river.

    The Go Ahead Boys and the Racing Motor-Boat

  • Tributaries of the St. Lawrence wander through it, and its woods still preserve their wild beauty.

    An Indian Boy's Story


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