- Cape, a cape in SE Canada, the NE extremity of Nova Scotia.
- Strait of, Also called Gut of Canso. a channel in SE Canada that separates mainland Nova Scotia from Cape Breton Island, flowing NW from the Atlantic Ocean to Northumberland Strait. About 17 miles (27 km) long and 1 mile (1.6 km) wide.
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Examples from the Web for canso
So Elizabeth did not go to Canso, where the hospitals had been removed.
The fleet, in gaining the Gut of Canso, had been assailed by dangers.
On the 4th of April, 1745, the expedition had arrived at Canso.Great Events in the History of North and South America
Charles A. Goodrich
From this was developed the canso, the most usual of Provençal forms.A Short History of French Literature
There could not be a more magnificent night in which to ride towards that geographical mystery of our boyhood, the Gut of Canso.Baddeck and That Sort of Thing
Charles Dudley Warner
- a cape in Canada, at the NE tip of Nova Scotia
- Strait of Canso or Gut of Canso a channel in Canada, between the Nova Scotia mainland and S Cape Breton Island