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carrying place

  1. portage(def 3).
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Historical Examples

  • We then moved from the north end of the glades, and encamped at the carrying-place.

    Captives Among the Indians

    James Smith

  • At its further end we came to the carrying-place of Toronto.

    The American Indians

    Henry R. Schoolcraft

  • Lad, you cannot recall it, yet this village was but a carrying-place when I came.


    Robert W. Chambers

  • He was told, weeks before he got here, that there was a carrying-place across the great hills to the western waters.

  • The carrying-place is about half a mile over, with an Indian path across it.

British Dictionary definitions for carrying place

carrying place

  1. Canadian another name for portage
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