[joh-lee-et; for 1 also French zhaw-lye]
- Louis [lwee] /lwi/, 1645–1700, French explorer of the Mississippi, born in Canada.
- a city in NE Illinois.
[joh-lee-et, joh-lee-et; French zhaw-lyey]
- Lou·is [loo-ee; French lwee] /ˈlu i; French lwi/, 1645–1700, French-Canadian explorer, born in Quebec.
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I'm a thief, and I'm a skallerwag, and I served a term in Joliet prison.Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods
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The most remarkable of all these French traders was Joliet (zho-le-).The Story of the Thirteen Colonies
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My dear Sir, — Yours of the 9th written at Joliet is just received.Recollections of Abraham Lincoln 1847-1865
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The former went forward to Ottawa, and the latter to Joliet.Ocean to Ocean on Horseback
- Louis. 1645–1700, French-Canadian explorer, with Jaques Marquette, of the Mississippi river