Laurentian

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Laurentian Pertaining to, or near, the St. Lawrence River; as, the Laurentian hills.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Laurentian Of or pertaining to Laurentius or Lorenzo dei Medici, or to the Laurentian Library in Florence, named from him.
    • Laurentian Of or pertaining to the river St. Lawrence: applied in geology, in 1854, by Sir W. E. Logan, to a series of rocks occupying an extensive area in the region of the Upper Lakes, and previously called by him the metamorphic series, and by Foster and Whitney the azoic series. These rocks, which unquestionably underlie, unconformably, the oldest known fossiliferous strata, are now (following the lead of J. D. Dana) more generally denominated archæan; and the same is true in regard to rocks of similar lithological character and of supposed similar stratigraphical position, which occur in other parts of the world, and which have been more or less vaguely and indiscriminately called Laurentian. Those who hold that the absence of traces of organic life is a matter of fundamental importance, and that the unavailing search for fossils in these rocks during half a century is at least a strong indication that none will be found, and that this fact should be recognized in the nomenclature, still adhere to the name azoic, in preference to archæan.
    • n Laurentian In geology, the Laurentian series.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Laurentian law-ren′shi-an pertaining to Lorenzo or Laurentius dei Medici, or to the Laurentian library founded by him at Florence: of or pertaining to the river St Lawrence: applied to a series of rocks covering a large area in the region of the Upper Lakes of North America.
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

These Laurentian Hills lie in No Man's Land.
"Fisherman's Luck" by Henry van Dyke
Around the borders of the Laurentian highland the ice accomplished a work quite different from the devastation of the interior.
"The Red Man's Continent" by Ellsworth Huntington
Champlain, as lieutenant, was placed in charge of the Laurentian expedition.
"The Founder of New France: A Chronicle of Champlain" by Charles W. Colby
The white and gray Laurentian boulders lay along the roadside.
"Locusts and Wild Honey" by John Burroughs
We crossed the church and entered a cloister on the opposite side, in quest of the Laurentian Library.
"Passages From the French and Italian Notebooks, Volume 2" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Let this suffice at present for the Cambrian and Laurentian rocks.
"Town Geology" by Charles Kingsley
Of the Latins the Laurentians were exempted from punishment, as also the horsemen of the Campanians, because they had not revolted.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
The Laurentian Hills now roll from the river in purpling folds like fields of heather.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
What those merchant princes, the Medici, did for the Laurentian Library at Florence is part of history.
"The Book-Hunter" by John Hill Burton
Hunt on organic life in the Laurentian period, 158.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard
The Laurentian at Florence and the Vatican at Rome stand at the head of all.
"The Wanderings and Homes of Manuscripts" by M. R. James
Champlain, as lieutenant, was placed in charge of the Laurentian expedition.
"The Founder of New France" by Charles W. Colby
Almost the same thing is true of the Laurentian Library.
"Michelangelo" by Romain Rolland
In the afternoon the contessa's motor-car drew up before the entrance to the Laurentian Library.
"The Spell" by William Dana Orcutt
Africa of these two maps shows no advance on the Laurentian Portolano.
"The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea" by Gomes Eannes de Azurara
In its primitive condition nearly the entire Laurentian lakes region was densely covered with trees.
"North America" by Israel C. Russell
Thirdly, the Upper Laurentian or Norian series.
"The Chain of Life in Geological Time" by Sir J. William Dawson
From the Laurentian up to the recent rocks there has never been any real hiatus.
"The Gospel Of Evolution" by Edward Aveling
To the church of S. Lorenzo is attached the celebrated Laurentian Library, which contains the most valuable collection of MSS.
"Cathedral Cities of Italy" by William Wiehe Collins
Immense regional intrusions, the cores of once lofty mountain ranges, are found upon the Laurentian peneplain.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton
***

In news:

Laurentian Bank Unit Hires Hooke , Wirvin in Winnipeg Expansion.
Laurentian 's Montreal-based rival, National Bank of Canada (NA), bought Wellington West Holdings Inc in July.
Wirvin has 10 years experience including at the Province of Manitoba's debt capital markets department, Laurentian said.
I went for a walk on the hiking trails and enjoyed my lunch at the Laurentian Divide picnic and rest area 5 miles north of Virginia Minnesota today on Friday 9-19-08 and wanted to share the great fall colors there.
Frank Cabot, a blue-blood financier who became one of the world's leading garden preservationists, died Nov 19 at his family estate at La Malbaie in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec.
The trip was led by Duncan Cutter of the Laurentian Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club.
The Laurentian Chapter regularly leads trips to interesting destinations throughout our region.
A group from the Laurentian Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club recently spent an afternoon snowshoeing around Black Pond, a Paul Smiths VIC trail, with excellent trail conditions.
Barry Torres conducting The Laurentian Singers.
Frank Cabot , a blue-blood financier who became one of the world's leading garden preservationists, died Nov 19 at his family estate at La Malbaie in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec.
Why Laurentian Bank of Canada Is a Top 25 Dividend Stock.
Laurentian Bank of Canada (Toronto: LB) has been named as a Top 25 dividend stock, according the most recent Canada Stock Channel "DividendRank" report.
Recently the Laurentian Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club organized a hike to Seymour , a trailless mountain in the western High Peaks not far from Tupper Lake.
***