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[kuh-noh-uh s; Portuguese kah-naw-ahs]
  1. a city in SE Brazil, N of Pôrto Alegre.
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Examples from the Web for canoas

Historical Examples of canoas

  • These they call quintans, as the West Indians call their canoas.

    The Bounty of the Chesapeake

    James Wharton

  • They then loaded with ball, and crossed the river in the canoas.

    On the Spanish Main

    John Masefield

  • They put to sea in her the next day, followed by the canoas.

    On the Spanish Main

    John Masefield

  • The Canoas or Proes they hale up dry, and never suffer them to be long in the Water.

  • But at this time it seemed to stand as in a Pond, and there was no passing from one House to another but in Canoas.