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[an-tuh-kaw-stee, -kos-tee] /ˌæn təˈkɔ sti, -ˈkɒs ti/
an island at the head of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in E Canada, in E Quebec province. 135 miles (217 km) long; 3043 sq. mi. (7880 sq. km). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The coast of Anticosti is cheerless, and it is possible even to tire of sun and water.

    Romany of the Snows Gilbert Parker
  • The passage from St. Paul to Anticosti is at times dangerous.

    Voyage of the Paper Canoe Nathaniel H. Bishop
  • But Black Tarboe himself was down at Anticosti, waiting for a certain merchantman.

    Romany of the Snows Gilbert Parker
  • Anticosti, an island of Canada, in the mouth of the St. Lawrence, 125 miles long by 30 miles broad.

  • The species is found in Newfoundland, Labrador, Anticosti, and westward and northward.

    The Butterfly Book William Jacob Holland
  • One of the ships was wrecked on the island of Anticosti, and William Longfellow, 299 with nine of his comrades, was drowned.

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • By a singular want of judgment, moreover, he chose to follow the channel north of the Island of Anticosti.

    Old Quebec Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
  • That district all the way down to the west end of the island of Anticosti was known as the "King's Domains."

  • Anticosti was sighted by Jacques Cartier in 1534, and named Assomption.

  • Anticosti, a barren rocky island in the estuary of St Lawrence, frequented by fishermen, and with hardly a permanent inhabitant.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
British Dictionary definitions for Anticosti


an island of E Canada, in the Gulf of St Lawrence; part of Quebec. Area: 7881 sq km (3043 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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