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Vancouver   /vænkˈuvər/   Listen
Vancouver

noun
1.
English navigator remembered for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1757-1798).  Synonym: George Vancouver.
2.
A town in southwestern Washington on the Columbia River across from Portland, Oregon.
3.
A port city in southwestern British Columbia on an arm of the Pacific Ocean opposite Vancouver Island; Canada's chief Pacific port and third largest city.



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"Vancouver" Quotes from Famous Books



... knowledge of her all too slight. Our spiritual intimacy, however, was very strong, and I hope I shall be pardoned for saying a few words as to how our friendship began. It was at the time of Vancouver's infancy, when the population of the beautiful town of her final adoption was less than a twelfth of what it now is, and less than a fiftieth part of what it is ...
— Flint and Feather • E. Pauline Johnson

... General Hughes, Minister of Militia and Defense, arrives in Vancouver to arrange ...
— Current History, A Monthly Magazine - The European War, March 1915 • New York Times

... He seeks the lily-scented dusk beneath the orange-tree: His pipe in silence glows and fades and glows, And then two little maids come out and climb upon his knee, And one is like the lily, one the rose. He sees his white sheep dapple o'er the green New Zealand plain, And where Vancouver's shaggy ramparts frown, When the sunlight threads the pine-gloom he is fighting might and main To clinch the rivets of an Empire down. You will find him toiling, toiling, in the south or in the west, A child ...
— Songs of a Sourdough • Robert W. Service

... J. Jackson, our charge d'affaires at Madrid, wrote to Lord Grenville every three or four days, as the relations of the two States had been far from cordial owing to friction caused by the cession of Nootka Sound, Captain Vancouver having been employed to settle the boundaries and fix a neutral zone between the two Empires. Grenville also wrote three times to Jackson to express his apprehension that the timidity and poverty of Spain would cause her to yield to the French Republic ...
— William Pitt and the Great War • John Holland Rose

... ship left Vancouver he has presided over the round table in the middle of the smoking-room. There he sips his coffee and liqueur, and holds forth on every subject known to the mind of man. Each subject is his subject. He is an elderly person, with a bad face and ...
— The Art of Public Speaking • Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein

... also be made to the extensive researches of Newberry upon the tertiary and cretaceous floras of the Western United States. See especially Prof. Newberry's paper in the Boston Journal of Natural History, vol. vii., No. 4, describing fossil plants of Vancouver's Island, etc.; his "Notes on the Later Extinct Floras of North America," etc., in "Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History," vol. ix., April, 1868; "Report on the Cretaceous and Tertiary Plants collected in Raynolds ...
— Darwiniana - Essays and Reviews Pertaining to Darwinism • Asa Gray

... beyond the Acadia and Canada which France once called her own. But that the story may be more intelligible from the beginning, it is necessary to give a bird's-eye view of the country, whose history is contemporaneous with that of the United States, and whose territorial area from Cape Breton to Vancouver—the sentinel islands of the Atlantic and Pacific approaches—is hardly inferior to that of ...
— Canada • J. G. Bourinot

... great lines in the United States in the early eighties was part of a similar movement throughout the world. In Canada, Sir Donald Smith, later raised to the peerage as Lord Strathcona, was beginning the Canadian Pacific from Port Arthur to Vancouver, while on the Continent of Europe the first train of the "Orient Express" left Paris for Constantinople in June, 1883. In November, 1883, the American railroads, realizing that they were a national system, agreed upon a scheme of standard time by which to run ...
— The New Nation • Frederic L. Paxson

... eastward and northward. The vast assemblage of oaks in the Santa Clara Valley met the eyes of Portola, discoverer of San Francisco Bay, in 1769, and a few years later, Crespi, in the narrative of the expedition of 1772, called the valley the "Plain of Oaks of the Port of San Francisco." Then came Vancouver, Englishman and discoverer. Although he was the first to express a just estimate of the Bay of San Francisco, which he declared to be as fine as any port in the world, nevertheless it is his felicitous and appreciative description ...
— The California Birthday Book • Various

... States territory most recently acquired is the island of San Juan, near Vancouver's Island. It was evacuated by England at the ...
— One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed • C. A. Bogardus

... little over a week before the Centralia raid.) "Run your business or quit ... Business men and tax payers of Vancouver, Washington, have organized the Loyal Citizen's Protective League; opposed to Bolsheviki and the Soviet form of government and in favor of the open shop ... Jail the radicals and deport them ... Since the armistice these radicals have started in again. ONLY TWO COMMUNITIES ...
— The Centralia Conspiracy • Ralph Chaplin

... "They spirited her away—out of the city. She is doubtless in some slave house at Vancouver or Seattle. ...
— Port O' Gold • Louis John Stellman

... more than absence without leaf—I defy you to prove it," said the Sergeant hotly. "An' if it comes to that how about Vancouver in '87?" ...
— Traffics and Discoveries • Rudyard Kipling

... Government decided to establish a colony there; the spot finally selected was at Port Jackson, and the settlement was called Sydney in 1788. After Cook came the Frenchman Du Fresne and his unfortunate countryman, La Perouse. Then Vancouver, Blyth, and the French General and Admiral, D'Entre-Casteaux, who went in search of the missing La Perouse. In 1826, Captain Dillon, an English navigator, found the stranded remains of La Perouse's ships at two of the Charlotte Islands group. We now come to another great English navigator, Matthew ...
— Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration • Ernest Giles

... Daybreak on Boundary Bay The Last Arete The Great Divide Above the Clouds Winter Sunset in the Cascade Range Beside the Ocstall Jansen's Curse The Survey Cook A Raid on the Seal Rookeries The Coast of British Columbia Vancouver Victoria, B. C. ...
— The Last West and Paolo's Virginia • G. B. Warren

... Vancouver Island, the words k.a'ela, "male infant," and k.a'k.ela, "female infant," mean simply "the weak one." In the Modoc, of Oregon, a "baby" is literally, "what is carried on one's self." In the Tsimshian, of British ...
— The Child and Childhood in Folk-Thought • Alexander F. Chamberlain

... freeze the ears of a brass image. The Frenchies got it all. The only big stuff lies on Labrador, anyway. I know. I prospected. No, it's me for the big hills, West. The big hills and the big waterways that 'ud leave Quebec rivers looking like a leak in a bone dry bar'l. My name's Aylin P. Cantor, Vancouver, B.C. Maybe ...
— The Man in the Twilight • Ridgwell Cullum



Words linked to "Vancouver" :   Evergreen State, port, George Vancouver, city, metropolis, urban center, Vancouver Island, Washington, British Columbia, town, WA, navigator



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