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bonaventure

[bon-uh-ven-cher, bon-uh-ven-] /ˈbɒn əˌvɛn tʃər, ˌbɒn əˈvɛn-/
noun, Nautical.
1.
a mast fitted with a lateen sail (bonaventure mizzen) or lugsail, situated behind the mizzenmast at or near the stern, used in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
Origin of bonaventure
1490-1500
First recorded in 1490-1500, bonaventure is from the Italian word buonaventura literally, good luck. See bonus, venture

Bonaventure

[bon-uh-ven-cher, bon-uh-ven-] /ˈbɒn əˌvɛn tʃɛr, ˌbɒn əˈvɛn-/
noun
1.
Saint ("the Seraphic Doctor") 1221–74, Italian scholastic theologian.
Also, Bonaventura.
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  • “Off with you to the river—to the landing at the foot of bonaventure Street,” I directed.

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  • Now, the fiddle, bonaventure—the fiddle would just suit you.

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  • He was the connecting link between bonaventure and the ex-governor.

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  • bonaventure,” he said, as the lad came by again; and bonaventure stopped.

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  • For bonaventure at once determined to make the affair more than an examination.

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  • And all sank down, bonaventure in a mass of weeping and clinging children.

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  • bonaventure reached and swung a chair into place at his desk.

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  • bonaventure stood over him, gazing down at the hand that poised the pen.

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  • Marguerite remembered bonaventure Deschamps well and lovingly.

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