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bonaventure

[bon-uh-ven-cher, bon-uh-ven-]
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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

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-]
noun
  1. Saintthe Seraphic Doctor, 1221–74, Italian scholastic theologian.
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  • “Off with you to the river—to the landing at the foot of Bonaventure Street,” I directed.

    The Cryptogram

    William Murray Graydon

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

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    George Washington Cable

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

    Bonaventure

    George Washington Cable

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

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    George Washington Cable

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

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    George Washington Cable