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  1. Peter,1580–1638, Dutch colonial administrator in America: director general of the New Netherlands 1626–31.
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Examples from the Web for minuit

Historical Examples

  • Minuit's preparations for defence were not confined to fortifying the land.

    The Colonization of North America

    Herbert Eugene Bolton

  • As soon as Minuit had bought the island, he organized a government.

    The Story of Manhattan

    Charles Hemstreet

  • Chronometers were with Minuit attractive and yet awe-giving subjects.

    Tales of the Chesapeake

    George Alfred Townsend

  • Le Cur restait dans son confessional jusqu' minuit, quelquefois jusqu' une heure de matin.

  • Minuit—c'tait l'heure effrayante entre toutes, l'heure des apparitions, l'heure des malfices.