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  • They respected him because he was the best _canotier_ on the river; a better even than his malformed brother Bateese, now with the army.

    Fort Amity Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch 1903

  • _Qui dit canot dit canotier_ -- a glance will assure you that she did not beach herself in that position, above high-water mark, still less furl her own sail and stow it.

    Poison Island Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch 1903

  • Perhaps before sundown some canotier may find her floating far in the bay, -- drifting upon her face in a thousand feet of water, -- with faithful dead hands still holding fast the property of her employer.

    Two Years in the French West Indies Lafcadio Hearn 1877

  • I know an Indian canotier who will ferry me across to Beauport, and say nothing.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby 1861


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  • French version of the boater.

    November 14, 2007