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Habitant  n.  
An inhabitant; a dweller.
An inhabitant or resident; a name applied to and denoting farmers of French descent or origin in Canada, especially in the Province of Quebec; usually in the plural. "The habitants or cultivators of the soil."

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"Habitant" Quotes from Famous Books

... life of the seignior, habitant, and coureur de bois; system of trade; government at Quebec—governor, bishop, intendant; territorial claims (Chaps. VII, ...
— Ontario Teachers' Manuals: History • Ontario Ministry of Education

... with his reserve and sturdy industry, and the Canadian from the cities is apparently lost in it, too, for theirs is the leaven that works through the mass slowly and unobtrusively, and it is the Scot and the habitant of French extraction who have given the life of it colour and individuality. Extremes meet and fuse on the wide white levels ...
— Hawtrey's Deputy • Harold Bindloss

... took on the mannerisms of the French Canadian. This was apparently done without special intent and no reason for it can be given except for a similarity in the mock seriousness of their statements and the anti-climax of the bulls that were made, with the braggadocio of the habitant. Some investigators trace the origin of Paul Bunyan to Eastern ...
— The Marvelous Exploits of Paul Bunyan • W.B. Laughead

... she cried, arching her brows. "You hear me talk about the sunset over the meadows and the hills, and you wonder why I am not there? Well, listen! There are fourteen sons and daughters of Onesime Dionne—that's my father—for all the habitant folks marry young, and the priest smiles and blesses the household when there are many children. And girls are not of much account in the house. The sons claim and receive their shares of the arpents of land when those boys are grown and married. The girl may marry—yes! But what if the right ...
— The Landloper - The Romance Of A Man On Foot • Holman Day

... habitant of earth thou art—[on] An unseen Seraph, we believe in thee,— A faith whose martyrs are the broken heart,— But never yet hath seen, nor e'er shall see The naked eye, thy form, as it should be;[499] The mind hath made thee, as it peopled Heaven, Even ...
— The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2 • George Gordon Byron

... ipsum primisque in faucibus Orci Luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Pallentesque habitant Morbi, tristisque Senectus, Et Metus, et malesuada Fames, ac turpis Egestas, Terribiles visu formae, Letumque, Labosque; Tum consanguineus Leti Sopor, et mala mentis Gaudia, mortiferumque adverso in limine Bellum, Ferreique Eumenidum thalami, et ...
— The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. II. • William Wordsworth

... youth[FN612], "Trust in Allah, for verily joy shall assuredly come to thee from the Almighty." "What joy?" quoth the Khwajah's son, "and indeed this city is a ruinous heap nor is there indweller or habitant or any to attest God's Unity." But the man ceased not going about the highways of the deserted town with his companion till such time as he reached the Palace of the Sultanate, and the twain entering therein found it with its vases and its tapestry like a bride ...
— Supplemental Nights, Volume 5 • Richard F. Burton

... summer evening when Valmond threw the hot pennies to the children, as the auctioneer and monsieur le cure came down the street; he found another Canada of British colonists with so little sympathy for the habitant, that, he declared, the two never met save in the jury box, and ...
— Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights • Kelly Miller

... noise of the horse and the bowmen, IV. 29 All the land(217) is in flight, They are into the caves, huddle in thickets,(218) Are up on the crags. Every town of its folk is forsaken No habitant in it. All is up! Thou destined to ruin(?)(219) 30 What doest thou now? That thou dressest in scarlet, And deck'st thee in deckings of gold, With stibium widenest thine eyes. In vain dost thou prink! Though satyrs they utterly loathe thee, Thy life are they after! For voice as of travail ...
— Jeremiah • George Adam Smith

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