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

  • A village of southern Quebec, Canada, on the St. Lawrence River northeast of Quebec City. Its famous shrine was established by shipwrecked sailors in 1620.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cast away; reject.
  • n. Common misspelling of forecast.


From Middle English forcasten ("to cast away, reject"), equivalent to for- +‎ cast. Cognate with Swedish förkasta ("to reject"). Compare forcasten. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English forcast, variant of forecast. (Wiktionary)



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