Found: 199 entries
(1855) Kingsley Glaucus (1878) 205 ``Anacharis
alsinastrum, that magical weed which, lately introduced from Canada among
timber, has multiplied self-sown.''
(1818) J. Palmer Jrnl. Trav. U.S. 130 ``Perhaps away up in
(1865) Times 2 Jan., ``To make Canada..the basis of operations
against the Northern States.''
(1891) R. Wallace Rural Econ. Austral. & N.Z; v. 89
``The light steel binder..is produced wholesale in..[Canada] for L28 each. ''
(1886) Chicago Tribune, 13 Sept. 4/3 ``He can request England or
Canada..to bring on their bears. ''
(1840) Gosse Canadian Nat., ``The bark of the fir or balsam
is covered with bladders full of a fluid resin..this is the *Canada-balsam of
the apothecaries. ''
(1838) Penny Cycl. XI. 308/1 ``The Canada Goose generally builds
its nest on the ground. ''
(1869) T. Burroughs in Galaxy Mag. Aug., ``The tree or
(1871) W. N. Lewis Poultry Bk. 90 ``The America Wild Goose
is identical with the Canada. ''
(1840) Penny Cycl. XVIII. 415/2 ``The..Canada Porcupine of
Forster..Cawquaw of the Cree Indians; and Ooketook of the Esquimaux.''
(1884) Fortn. Rev. May 592 ``There arose up [in Canada] a political
party of a Radical persuasion, who were called Clear-Grits, and the
Clear-Grits declared for the secularisation of the Clergy Reserves.''
(1885) New Bk. Sports 234 ``In Canada the people have almost given
up the ordinary style of coasting, for a variation of the sport known as
Med. Jrnl. XV. 451 ``The Commandant of the forces in both Canadas. ''
(1886) Athenĉum 31 July 147/2 ``The value that would otherwise
attach to the compiled information as to Canada. ''
(1858) Gen. P. Thompson Audi Alt. II. lxxii. 18 ``Canada
will doubtless furnish some equally savoury cookable. ''
(1836) Penny Cycl. VI. 217/1 ``These districts [Lower Canada] are
sub-divided as under: Counties, Seigniories, Fiefs, Townships. ''
(1883) Med. News IV. 163 ``Place a drop of Canada-balsam on the
cover-glass and mount carefully. ''
(1898) Literature 17 Sept. 263/2 ``In Canada..the English-speaking
country people..often used the word..to signify a trifle or a thing of little
value-e.g. `I don't care a carlicue.' `It is not worth a carlicue.'''
(1887) Westm. Rev. June 298 ``The Receiver-General for Lower Canada
became a defaulter to the extent of L96,000 of public money.''
W. Irving Life & Lett; (1864) I. iv. 78, ``I am seasoned..to
the disagreeables from my Canada journey of last summer. ''
(1899) Daily News 30 May 5/2 ``Several settlements of the
persecuted sect of the Doukobohrs [sic] are established there
[sc. in Canada]. ''
(1893) A. Geikie Text-bk. Geol. (ed. 3) II. vii. 183
``Epidote-Rocks.-Epidosite (Pistacite-rock)-an aggregate of bright green
epidote with some quartz, occurs with chlorite-schist (Canada), with granite
and serpentine (Elba), and with syenite. ''
J. F. Cooper Mohicans xi, ``His [Magua's] Canada fathers..taught
him to drink the fire-water, and he became a rascal. ''
(1899) Westm. Gaz. 28 Jan. 6/2 ``There has been a flop in Trunks,
but Canadas have been good. ''
(1842) Montreal Transcript 15 Nov. 2/2 ``The murderer of lieut.
Weir..could be returned as member for any French County in Lower Canada. ''
(1893) Times (weekly ed.) 2 Feb. 89/3 ``Allowance must be made in
the North-West [of Canada] for a proportion of frozen wheat.''
(1886) Longm. Mag. 646 ``A very great number of the *girl-children
of the State have found happy homes in Canada. ''
(1848) Selby in Proc. Berw. Nat. Club II. No. 6. 262
``Specimens of the *Goose-bean of Canada. ''
(1891) Daily News 24 Nov. 5/4 ``There is room for a..trade in fat
grade lambs between Canada and Britain.''
(1832) D. J. Browne Sylva Amer. 240 ``In Nova Scotia and the
state of Maine, where it is rare, it is called Scrub Pine, and in Canada, Gray
(1836) Sir F. B. Head 28 Oct. in Narrative vi. (1839) 130
``The real interests of the French habitans of Lower Canada. ''
(1862) Dana Man. Geol. 142 ``The Azoic rocks of Canada are
divided by Logan into the Laurentian..and the Huronian, comprising a narrow
band on the borders of Lake Superior and Lake Huron. ''
W. Taylor in Monthly Mag. XXVI. 111 ``Indentured bond-slaves are
shipped from Liverpool and Glasgow, for Canada, and independent North-America,
in considerable numbers. ''
(1899) Whitaker's Almanac 484 ``(Canada) Sec. of State, Railways
& Canals, Finance, Justice, Interior, Public Works, Agriculture, etc; ''
(1879) Chicago Tribune 3 May 10/3 ``Our best winter apples
are..Jeniton, Jonathan, Red Canada, Wythe. ''
(1861) Times 22 Oct., ``Canada and the *lake system..cut into the
States on the north. ''
(1886) Athenĉum 30 Oct. 559/3 ``While Australia is described at
length, the development of Canada since the Peace is hardly mentioned.''
(1882) Caulfeild & Saward Dict. Needlewk. 379
``This..pattern in Patchwork is one that in Canada is known as Loghouse
Quilting. It is..made of several coloured ribbons..arranged so as to give the
appearance of different kinds of wood formed into a succession of squares. ''
(1892) Pall Mall G. 11 Mar. 3/1 ``Mr. N--..has not really been dead
at all, but only `lying low' in Canada. ''
(1831) in E. C. Guillet Valley of Trent (1957) vi. 236 ``My
misfortunes have been brought upon me chiefly by an incorrigible..race of
mortals called *lumberjacks, whom, however, I would name the Cossacks
of Upper Canada. ''
(1829) J. Richardson Fauna Boreali-Amer. I. 101 ``Felis
Canadensis Canada Lynx. ''
(1884) Goode, etc. Nat. Hist. Aquatic Anim. I. 18 ``The
names [of the White Whale] in use are..Marsuin or Marsoon in Canada.''
(1899) Daily News 13 June 4/4 ``They ask that Canada shall not
impose a duty on nickel ore or nickel matte.''
(1883) A. H. Foord (title) ``Contributions to the
*micropalĉontology of the Cambro-Silurian rocks of Canada. Part 1; ''
(1857) Thoreau Maine W. (1894) 293 ``Three large
slate-colored birds of the jay genus (Garrulus Canadensis), the Canada
jay, moose-bird, meat-bird, or what not. ''
(1885) Hinde in Phil. Trans. CLXXVI. 426 ``The
spicules..when mounted in Canada balsam are nearly transparent.''
(1825) Act 6 Geo. IV, c. 59 Sect.5 ``Every..droit de lods et
ventes, and mutation fine of every description [Lower Canada]. ''
(1859) Bartlett Dict. Amer. (ed. 2), ``Nine-bark, a
low shrub found in Maine, Canada [etc.]. Its old bark is loose, and separates
in thin layers. ''
(1862) Chem. News 20 Sept. 149/2 ``It is believed that the United
States and Canada possess natural supplies of petroleum to furnish the rest of
the world, for ages to come, with sufficient quantities of oil to yield all
the artificial light required, and perhaps much of the fuel also. ''
Ht. Martineau Hist. Peace (1877) II. v. xii. 378 ``These French
formed the first political Opposition ever known in Canada. ''
(1842) Trans. Lit. & Hist. Soc; Quebec iv. 1333 ``The animals
frequenting this country [include]..the Common Hare of Canada, called Rabbits,
by the Orkney men in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company. ''
(1882) Geikie Text Bk. Geol. vi. v. (1885) 892 ``A northern
ice-sheet which overrode Canada. ''
in Schaff Encycl. I. 381 ``Canada is a self-governing country, with a
Newton Dict. Birds, ``Passenger-pigeon, so called in
books, but in North America commonly known as the `Wild pigeon',.. famous in
former days for its multitude, and still occasionally to be found plentifully
in some parts of Canada and the United States.''
Treas. Bot. 393 ``The roots of D[entaria]
diphylla..are used..from Pennsylvania to Canada,..under the name of
(1891) F. Wyatt Phosphates of Amer. iii. 28 ``The principal
phosphate mines of Canada have been located on those positions of the
pyroxenite belt in which, at the surface, the apatite has shown signs of
(1822) J. Flint Lett. Amer. 229 ``White and *yellow pines,
similar to those of Canada, are brought from Allegany river.''
(1853) Moodie Life Clearings Introd. 9 ``The many
*plank-roads and railways in the course of construction in the province
(1866) Treas. Bot. 933 ``P[runus] myrobalana,
which is named *Cherry Plum, probably from its colour, is a species from
(1873) Chicago Tribune 17 Apr. 4/1 ``Postal cards, which have been
used with great favor in England and Canada for a long time, will be
introduced in this country on the first of next month. ''
(1890) Kipling Departmental Ditties (ed. 4) 98 ``You
shouldn't take a man from Canada And bid him smoke in powder-magazines. ''
Sir J. Macdonald Let. to W. H. Smith April, ``Canada will be
quite ready to give British goods a preference of 5 or even 10 per cent. in
our markets, if our products receive a corresponding preference in England. ''
Goldw. Smith (title) ``Prohibitionism in Canada and the United
(1878) Whitaker's Alm. 246 ``By an act passed in 1867, the
provinces of Canada (Ontario and Quebec), Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, were
united under the title of `Dominion of Canada', and provision was made..for
the admission at any subsequent period of the other provinces and territories
of British North America. ''
(1893) N. & Q; 23 Sept. 248/1 ``One of your
correspondents..states that the expressions, `the cheese', `pick of the
basket', &c., although now almost obsolete on this side of the Atlantic,
are still to be heard in America. The expression `the pure quill', having a
similar meaning, I have often heard used in Canada and in the States; ''
(1879) Ld. Beaconsfield Sp. 18 Sept. 2/3 ``Every man of fair
character who comes to Canada, has a right..to obtain what is called a
quarter-section of land. ''
(1836) T. Thomson Outlines Min. I. 153 ``Raphilite. I
have given this name to a mineral from the township of Perth, Upper Canada. ''
(1868) Watts Dict. Chem., ``Raphilite, asbestiform
tremolite from Lanark, in Canada.''
(1878) Encycl. Brit. VIII. 152/1 ``The bark of Ulmus
fulva,..the Slippery or Red Elm of the United States and Canada. ''
(1890) Dilke Probl. Greater Brit. I. i. ii. 112 ``The
council of every village or township [in Canada] consists of one reeve and
four councillors, and the county council consists of the reeves and
deputy-reeves of the townships and villages within the county.''
in B. Gregory Side Lights Confl. Meth. (1898) 429 ``His report of his
representativeship to Canada. ''
(1890) Dilke Probl. Greater Brit. I. 123 ``Rink skating is a
fine art in Canada.''
(1860) T. C. Haliburton Season-Ticket viii. 226 ``Tell
me..about Canada, and show me the ropes. ''
(1888) W. S. Caine Round the World vii. 106 ``Here [at
Rogers Pass, Canada] is a collection of wooden shanties, used as
liquor-saloons, music and dancing-houses. ''
Spectator 5 Nov. 1514/2 ``Canada could never have made much real
progress under the seigneurial system.''
W. B. Carpenter in Reader 8 July 45 ``The Serpentine marble of
(1824) Canadian Mag. III. 202 ``Such is the usual routine of what
is called Shantying in Canada. ''
(1823) Godman Amer. Nat. Hist. (1836) I. 61 ``The
*shrew-mole is found abundantly in North America, from Canada to Virginia. ''
fir(1879) Encycl. Brit. IX. 225/1 ``The Silver Fir of Canada (P.
balsamea)..furnishes the `Canada balsam' used in medicine. ''
(1887) Cox Cycl. Common Things (ed. 6) 542 ``In Canada the
Indians make a kind of sled which they call a `toboggan'.''
(1870) Daily News 22 Apr., ``Five pounds for what in Canada are
known as `sleighing rights'.''
(1864) Daily Telegr. 29 Aug., ``I am the rather loafing about
Canada. I am `sloshing around', as the Louisiana negroes..are said to `slosh'.
Mayne Reid Hunter's Feast xxvii, ``We had also a pair of Canada
geese, a snow-goose, and three brant. ''
(1814) W. Irving in Life & Lett; (1864) I. 315
``Affairs, I am afraid, are about to look squally on our Canada frontier. ''
(1898) J. W. Tyrrell (title) ``Across the Sub-Arctics of
E. Forbes Veg. World in Art Jrnl. Ill. Catal. p. vii,
``The wood of the sugar maple of Canada is the bird's-eye and also curled
maple of the cabinet-maker. ''
(1814) Pursh Flora Amer. Septentrionalis 635 ``Platanus
occidentalis... On the banks of rivers: Canada to Florida, and in
Louisiana... This tree is known by the name of Button-wood, Water Beech,
Sycamore and Plane Tree; in Canada Cotton Tree. ''
(1856) Spirit of Times 18 Oct. 113/1 ``The great varying hare..is
no longer to be found in our state,..until we reach the northern tier of
counties, on the Canada line. ''
(1890) Gordon Foundry vi. (heading 114 )``We turn
into Canada Dock, and are at once among the timbermen. ''
(1851) Schoolcraft Indian Tribes 294 ``A single element in
the system attracted early notice. I allude to the institution of the Totem,
which has been well known among the Algonquin tribes from the settlement of
(1860) Bartlett Dict. Amer., ``Train (Fr.
traineau), a peculiar kind of sleigh used for the transportation of
merchandise, wood, etc., in Canada.''
(1897) Month Apr. 417 ``The Canada goose, sometimes called, from
its note, the `trumpeter'.''
J. Davies Manual Mat. Med. 191 ``The principal kinds of
turpentine are-the American Turpentine, furnished abundantly by the Pinus
palustris, Lin., P. australis, Michaux, a tree growing principally
in the southern states; the Common Turpentine, Terebinthina communis,
obtained from the Pinus sylvestris and P. rubra, Lin.;..the
Bordeaux Turpentine, Terebinthina picea, from the P. maritima,
Lin., Bordeaux pine; the Strasbourg Turpentine, Terebinthina abietina,
from the P. picea,..silver fir tree; the Venice Turpentine,
Terebinthina laricea, from..P. larix, Lin., white larch;
and..Canada or Fir Balsam, Terebinthina canadensis,..furnished by the
P. balsamea, American silver fir. ''
(1897) Quart. Jrnl. Geol. Soc. Index 400/2 ``Unio-bed on Notowasaga
(1831) T. Nuttall in Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts & Sci; (1833)
I. 96 ``[The] Canada Jay..regularly visits, if it does not breed, in Maine or
(1843) Penny Cycl. XXVII. 789/2 ``Zizania aquatica, Canadian
Wild Rice,..is common in all the waters of North America from Canada to
(1806) W. Taylor in Ann. Rev. IV. 111 ``European families
transported to Canada must wilder in a generation or two.''
(1879) Cassell's Nat. Hist. III. 68 ``The Woodland Caribou and the
Barren-ground Caribou are the names given to a larger and a smaller breed in
(1875) Knight Dict. Mech., ``*Yankee Gang, an
arrangement in a saw-mill (Canada)... It consists of two sets of gang-saws,
having parallel ways... One is the slabbing-gang, and reduces the log
to a balk and slab-boards. The balk is then shifted to the stock-gang,
which rips it into lumber. ''
(1883) Simmonds Dict. Trade Suppl., ``York shilling,
a name in Western Canada for the English sixpence.''