Voyageurs

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Voyageurs (vwo-ya-zher′) name given in Canada to the men who in their bark canoes kept up communication between the stations, and effected transportation of men and supplies, in the North-west and Hudson's Bay territory
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. viaticum, travelling-money—L. via, a way.

Usage

In literature:

After that, the course of the vessel was a source of continual self-commendatory remark by the voyageurs.
"Two Knapsacks" by John Campbell
The reports showed 750 of all ranks, including the voyageurs left in charge of the river squadron.
"The Story of Isaac Brock" by Walter R. Nursey
When our voyageurs went upstream for M. Picot's hidden furs, her story had got noised about the fort.
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
Streaked foam told the voyageurs where they were approaching rapids.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
To voyageurs stern winds are blessings.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
Under the direction of two voyageurs he embarked in a little open boat and began the perilous journey.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
Evidently of French origin, possibly with a trace of Indian in him, this burly son of generations of voyageurs looked his strength.
"The Boy With the U. S. Foresters" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
But these voyageurs did not make up the full tally of the fall trade which gave Murray so much joy.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
Her companion was a voyageur, a half-breed, with coarse black hair hanging from a scarlet handkerchief bound smooth over his head.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
The voyageurs at once recognised the cry.
"Bruin" by Mayne Reid
The day of the voyageur was gone, and lines of steamboats crowded its wharf.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII No. 6 June 1848" by Various
The voyageur had no arms other than the knife in his belt.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
The Cafe des Voyageurs was crowded when he reached it, and he had some difficulty in finding a seat.
"The Destroyer" by Burton Egbert Stevenson
Jean, Father Aulneau, and a dozen voyageurs fell.
"Pathfinders of the Great Plains" by Lawrence J. Burpee
Lewis had with him nine men, among them Sergeant Gass, the two Fields boys, Drouillard and Cruzatte, the voyageurs.
"The Magnificent Adventure" by Emerson Hough
And Andre, too, old guide and voyageur!
"A Cry in the Wilderness" by Mary E. Waller
The voyageurs were quite worn out poling their boats up the rapids of Hood River.
"True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World" by Adolphus W. Greely
The effect was prodigious, as George Sand told us in her Lettres d'un Voyageur.
"Franz Liszt" by James Huneker
No sight is more welcome to the voyageur, the hunter, or the trapper.
"Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2" by Maria R. Audubon
Nearing "Les Voyageurs" the young officer paused at a sudden burst of sound that came from the inn.
"The Blower of Bubbles" by Arthur Beverley Baxter
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In poetry:

The voyageur smiles as he listens
To the sound that grows apace;
Well he knows the vesper ringing
Of the bells of St. Boniface.
"The Red River Voyageur" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Not'ing lak dat twenty year ago, sir,
W'en voyageurs' comin' from up above,
Dere’s only wan place us feller know, sir,
W'en dey 're goin' ashore, an' dat's de cove.
"Snubbing (Tying-up) The Raft" by William Henry Drummond
An' reever an' cove, dough I’ll not forget dem,
An' voyageurs too, an' Joe Belair,
Can do w'at dey lak, an' me--I’ll let dem
Go w'ere dey want to, for I don't care.
"Snubbing (Tying-up) The Raft" by William Henry Drummond
But see heem now lyin' dere in bed,
Look at de arm onderneat' hees head;
If he grow lak dat till he's twenty year
I bet he'll be stronger dan Louis Cyr
An' beat all de voyageurs leevin' here,
Leetle Bateese!
"Little Bateese" by William Henry Drummond

In news:

Voyageur 's Best Features of 2005.
Simonson, of Austin, MN, traversed the continent's western regions during the 1970s, '80s and '90s in a way that had not been done since the true mountain men and voyageurs of the American and Canadian frontiers of 170 years ago or more.
Polaris Industries Partners with Voyageurs National Park for Snowmobile Safety.
Polaris Industries Inc and Voyageurs National Park has partnered to enhance snowmobile safety and trail access in Voyageurs National Park.
The presentation will take you into the world many know little about and the voyageur interpreter will bring a bit of this history to life with an actual musket, furs and more.
The voyageurs carried a lot of furs along the waterways of the north and at one point carried real treasure — and lost it.
Haze in Voyageurs National Park comes from both natural and man-made sources.
Voyageurs National Park officials will begin moving next month into a new park headquarters complex on the Rainy River in International Falls.
Polaris Industries Inc and Voyageurs National Park has partnered to enhance snowmobile safety and trail access in Voyageurs National Park .
Anyone looking for a rustic rendezvous should look no further than Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota.
Established in 1975, the park was named for the voyageurs, French-Canadian fur traders who were the first European settlers to frequent the area.
Generally Speaking is the Voyageur 's forum for columns, cartoons, and letters to the editor.
Period actors are shown in costume in this undated handout photo of celebrations at the Festival du Voyageur in Winnipeg.
Paddle and Hike Voyageurs National Park.
With a sale pending on the lot where he stands, Pierre the Voyageur may have to be moved by the spring.
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In science:

NOνA consists of two detectors, one located at Fermilab in Batavia, IL, (called the near detector) and one located at Ash River, MN near the Canadian border and Voyageurs National Park (called the far detector).
Data Quality and Performance of the NOvA Prototype Detector
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