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St. Clair

[seynt klair; for 1 also sing-klair, sin-] /ˌseɪnt ˈklɛər; for 1 also ˈsɪŋ klɛər, ˈsɪn-/
noun
1.
Arthur, 1736–1818, American Revolutionary War general, born in Scotland: 1st governor of the Northwest Territory, 1787–1802.
2.
a river in the N central U.S. and S Canada, flowing S from Lake Huron to Lake St. Clair, forming part of the boundary between Michigan and Ontario. 41 miles (66 km) long.
3.
Lake, a lake between SE Michigan and Ontario, Canada. 26 miles (42 km) long; 460 sq. mi. (1190 sq. km).
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  • One morning she awoke with the conviction that there was a letter for her at St. Clair.

    A Singer from the Sea Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • It was two miles to St. Clair, but Denas walked there very rapidly.

    A Singer from the Sea Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • It had been thought best for the bride to go to St. Clair by sea.

    A Singer from the Sea Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • St. Clair's one idea was to be employed about the bank, to become a banker.

    Pirate Gold

    Frederic Jesup Stimson
  • She knew it before St. Clair was conscious of it, and poor Jamie knew it when she did.

    Pirate Gold

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  • For it was St. Clair who had sulked and refused to stay in Boston.

    Pirate Gold

    Frederic Jesup Stimson
  • This was when he carried on to St. Clair the money coming from the sale of the house.

    Pirate Gold

    Frederic Jesup Stimson
  • They reposed confidence in St. Clair, and they had always known him.

    Pirate Gold

    Frederic Jesup Stimson
  • There was talk even of sending a round-robin to Mrs. St. Clair.

    Pirate Gold

    Frederic Jesup Stimson
  • She did not say anything about St. Clair, and Jamie felt sure he was not coming.

    Pirate Gold

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