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Monday, June 23, 2014

Definitions for droke

  1. Canadian (chiefly Atlantic Provinces and Northwest Territories). a valley with steeply sloping sides.

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Citations for droke
No one was privy to the goings-on at the house in the droke, though there was plenty of speculation about the rituals being performed to rid Mrs. Gallery of the cross her husband had become. Michael Crummey, Galore, 2009
We had a boil-up in a droke—a sheltered bunch of trees. We walked for another hour. At the edge of a frozen bog they pointed to a grey-and-white caribou stag. Michael Winter, The Big Why, 2004
Origin of droke
Droke is a Canadian dialectic term that has been used since the late 1700s.
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