North-west Passage

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • North-west Passage a sea-way for ships from the Atlantic into the Pacific along the northern coast of America, first made by Sir Robert M‘Clure, 1850-54
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. north; cf. Ger. nord.

Usage

In literature:

The north-west passage was nearly accomplished, for it was now only about 120 miles westward to coasts already known.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
The task was accomplished; a knowledge of the North-West Passage was obtained.
"Our Sailors" by W.H.G. Kingston
THE DISCOVERY OF A NORTH-WEST PASSAGE BY H.M.S.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
MARTIN FROBISHER SEARCHES FOR A NORTH-WEST PASSAGE .
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
In 1844 public attention was again directed to the discovery of the North-West Passage.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Not unless we are going by the way of Cape Horn, Behring's Straits, and the North-west Passage!
"Down the Rhine" by Oliver Optic
We allude to the finding of the north-west passage.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
It might really have been the north-west passage, so insuperable did it seem.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
VAULT OF THE AMBULATORY PASSAGE ON THE WEST OF THE DOME IN THE SOUTH CHURCH, LOOKING NORTH.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
The hope of a North-West Passage in the form of a wide and glittering sea, an easy passage to Asia, was dead.
"Adventurers of the Far North" by Stephen Leacock
He had failed to find the North-West Passage.
"The "Adventurers of England" on Hudson Bay" by Agnes C. (Agnes Christina) Laut
Now we are going to start to find the North-west Passage.
"Two Maiden Aunts" by Mary H. Debenham
Started on third expedition, by sea, 1845, to make North-West Passage.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
Cresswell, Lieut., and the North-West Passage, 25.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
It was the long-dreamed-of end of the North-West Passage.
"The Romance of Polar Exploration" by G. Firth Scott
North-West Passage by Hudson's Streights to the Western and Southern Ocean of America.
"A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay to the Northern Ocean in the Years 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772" by Samuel Hearne
Meares, in his observations on a north-west passage, p.
"The Oregon Territory" by Travers Twiss
Mr. Stokes returned, after going a long way to the north and west, without finding a passage into New Year Sound.
"Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836" by Robert FitzRoy
In 1668 he had conceived a scheme for discovering the north-west passage.
"Rupert Prince Palatine" by Eva Scott
Your North-west passage is a mere track through a waste, without the possibility of novelty.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
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