Acadia

[ US /əˈkeɪdiə/ ]
NOUN
  1. the French-speaking part of the Canadian Maritime Provinces
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How To Use Acadia In A Sentence

  • A solitary red maple leaf lies on the trunk of a downed tree in Maine's Acadia National Park.
  • Some of the best views of Acadia are to be had from the sea and Bar Harbor is the place to board a ship for a tour of the off-lying islands, or to whalewatch in a boat regularly jostled by 70 ft long finbacks, humpbacks and minkes.
  • Many Acadians fled thither after the dispersion of Grand Pré and the fall of Louisbourg.
  • After the American Revolution another influx of refugees arrived, Loyalists who like the Acadians had been driven from their homes.
  • That meant in practice that the Roman Catholic priests who ministered to the Acadians were paid by the King of France, and appointed by the Bishop of Quebec, and France expected them to play both a political and an ecclesiastical role.
  • The original Acadians and Cajuns were farmers, herders, and ranchers, but they also worked as carpenters, coopers, blacksmiths, fishermen, shipbuilders, trappers, and sealers.
  • The collective building of dykes to reclaim tidal marshes for cultivation and maintenance of the embankments also encouraged interfamilial cooperation among the Acadians. Champlain's Dream
  • Walls and roofs were made of horizontal boards, insulated with birchbark, and covered with weather-tight wooden shingles.42 Other Acadian house-types varied in the construction of walls. Champlain's Dream
  • Acadia is an early name for the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
  • This weekend they're all heading to Mount Desert Island, Maine to check out Acadia National Park. Obama Family Vacations: First Family Off To Maine, Martha's Vineyard?
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