[lee-ahr; French lee-ar]
- a former silver coin of France, the fourth part of a sol, issued from the 15th century to 1793 and made from copper after 1650.
Origin of liard
1535–45; named after G. Liard, 15th-century French minter
[lee-ahrd, lee-ahrd, -ahr]
- a river in W Canada, flowing from S Yukon through N British Columbia and the Northwest Territories into the Mackenzie River. 550 miles (885 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for liard
You know, neighbour, Mother Dewis had more milk for her liard than we for two.The Spell of Belgium
This lake we see from the map to be the source of the Liard River.
They got their desert, though, when they went down in the Liard River.The Chief of the Ranges
H. A. Cody
For if it was worth a liard, you would not be willing to give it to me.Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume I (of 2)
Wiliam Cabell Bruce
The only coin apparently in circulation was the liard, and the accounts were kept in livres and sous.The Coinages of the Channel Islands
- a former small coin of various European countries
C16: after G. Liard, French minter
- a river in W Canada, rising in the SE Yukon and flowing east and then northwest to the Mackenzie River. Length: 885 km (550 miles)