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The Great Lakes

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • The Great Lakes the large fresh-water lakes (Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario) which lie on the northern borders of the United States.
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Usage

In literature:

On the lake-side it is fine to see the great boats come panting in from their rapid and marvellous journey.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
They followed in the trail of the first companies and arrived in Great Salt Lake valley in September and October.
"A Young Folks' History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" by Nephi Anderson
Jutting out into the blue lake was a great white building, which Sylvia realised must be the Casino.
"The Chink in the Armour" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
Men see only the great lake, the great sky, the great gray country.
"Conjuror's House" by Stewart Edward White
The great otter and fisher centre is around Trout Lake, Island Lake, Sandy Lake, and God's Lake.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
The effect of the structure is that of a picture from medieval times, and its value to the lake is very great.
"The Story of Cooperstown" by Ralph Birdsall
We can go beyond the Great Lakes and stay two or three years.
"The Sun Of Quebec" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Goldeneyes generally move south late in the season; most of them winter on coastal waters and the Great Lakes.
"Ducks at a Distance" by Robert W. Hines
But I am booked for the Great Lakes, which isn't bad.
"Dave Porter at Star Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
This Lake of the Sun came to play a great part in our subsequent adventures.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putman Serviss
In the center of the valley lay the great lakes, their borders thickly studded with towns and hamlets.
"By Right of Conquest" by G. A. Henty
She has built a great lake in the eastern shoulders of the Cascade Mountains.
"Tenting To-night" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
They never came in great numbers, however, and, except here and there on the coast of Lake Nyasa, have left no mixed descendants in the population.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
One of nature's grandest sights is the yearly flight southwards of wild swans from Norway to the great lakes in Turkey.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
The young Braves of our nation lie, food for the eagle and the wild cat, by the arm of the Great Lake.
"Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by James Athearn Jones
I stepped in with great care, and the frail bark trembled with my weight as I seated myself, and pushed out into the lake.
"Hudson Bay" by R.M. Ballantyne
Was he brought from the Great Lakes?
"The Dash for Khartoum" by George Alfred Henty
He saw below the great lakes and the villages of the Indians.
"Folk-Lore and Legends: North American Indian" by Anonymous
A recent storm on the Great Lakes was forecast as being so severe that scarcely any vessels left port.
"The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men" by Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
La Salle discovered the Ohio River, traversed the Great Lakes, and descended the Mississippi River to its mouth.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
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In poetry:

How great a front is thine
A lake of majesty!
Assyria knew the sign
The god-incarnate king!
"Bison" by Padraic Colum
Lake of the dead — There is a lake
Where men in second death expire:
No hope they own, no respite take;
It is, great God! a lake of fire.
"Le Lac Des Morts" by George Jehoshaphat Mountain
But oh! this hour of heavenly quietness,
When, as a lake that opens to the sky,
The soul, serene in its great blessedness,
Looks up to meet Thine eye!
"The Still Hour" by Lucy Larcom
"And haply gain, through parting boughs,
Grand glimpses of great mountain brows
Cloud-turbaned, and the sharp steel sheen
Of lakes deep set in valleys green.
"The Seeking Of The Waterfall" by John Greenleaf Whittier
For to this lake, by night and day,
The great Sea-water finds its way
Through long, long windings of the hills
And drinks up all the pretty rills
And rivers large and strong:
"Memorials Of A Tour In Scotland, 1803" by William Wordsworth
Ye sons of brown Dermid, who slew the wild boar,
Resume the pure faith of the great Callum–More!
MacNeil of the islands, and Moy of the Lake,
For honour, for freedom, for vengeance awake!
"Flora Macivor's Song" by Sir Walter Scott

In news:

The screws have just turned a little tighter on the Ohio Senate to pass the Great Lakes Water Compact.
Gas prices in the Upper Peninsula jumped dramatically this week, with pipeline breaks and refinery malfunctions in the Great Lakes area being blamed.
When I started planning my summer of RVing around the Great Lakes in Michigan, I shared my schedule and asked for feedback from other RVers and online friends.
Courtesy of Oswego County Tourism Oswego County hosts five geocaches planted in the region of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Geotrail.
In the Great Lakes region, snow accompanies the cold front.
The Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League playoffs began on Wednesday at Bill Davis Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University and it began with a monumental upset.
'Superstorm' Sandy was over western Pennsylvania Tuesday morning, moving toward the Great Lakes.
New website devoted to moms in the Great Lakes Bay region.
Invasive species and the impact of mankind on the ecosystem are a constant focus for Birkholz and others working to improve the Great Lakes environment.
East Coast weather could mean huge waves on the Great Lakes .
Further north, people around the Great Lakes are also hoping for rain or a lot of snow this winter.
MARQUETTE, MI – ( Great Lakes Radio News ) – The Great Lakes Center For Youth Development is encouraging all involved with area youth to use Thanksgiving as a lesson about being thankful.
Notre Dame is getting involved in the fight to protect the Great Lakes.
The Qualifier is a new marathon to the Great Lakes Bay Region, which is now serving as a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon.
The Qualifier, a new marathon to the Great Lakes Bay Region, is now serving as a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon.
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In science:

S. Tavva and D. Kudithipudi, “Variation tolerant 9t sram cell design,” in Proceedings of the 20th Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI, pp. 55–60, 2010.
Design and modelling of different SRAM's based on CNTFET 32nm technology
There is good evidence that colour polymorphism has driven rapid sympatric speciation in certain chichlid lineages occurring in the Great Lakes of East Africa.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
The Lake Baikal Neutrino Experiment exploits the deep water of the great Siberian lake as a detection medium for high energy neutrinos via muons and electrons, generated in high energy neutrino interactions.
The Lake Baikal neutrino experiment: selected results
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