Gaspereau

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gaspereau (Zoöl) The alewife.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gaspereau The common alewife, Pomolobus pseudoharengus.
    • n gaspereau A name given in New Brunswick and parts of Canada to the herring, Clupea vernalis.
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Usage

In literature:

Thus to the Gaspereau's mouth they hurried; and there on the sea-beach Piled in confusion lay the household goods of the peasants.
"Elson Grammar School Literature, Book Four." by William H. Elson
Once more a village arose on Grand Pre, and cider-presses creaked on the hills of Gaspereau.
"Earth's Enigmas" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Side by side, and in silence, we set out for the cabin on the Gaspereau where Philip and Xavier had been captured.
"The Forge in the Forest" by Charles G. D. Roberts
All the land from Gaspereau to Portapique and Cheverie, All the garden lands of Minas and a passage out to sea.
"Amy in Acadia" by Helen Leah Reed
Fort Gaspereau and a fortification at the mouth of the St. John were also occupied.
"The Colonization of North America" by Herbert Eugene Bolton
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In poetry:

But her soul went back to its child-time; she saw
the sun o'erflow
With gold the Basin of Minas, and set over
Gaspereau;
"Marguerite" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

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