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[boo-thee-uh] /ˈbu θi ə/
a peninsula in N Canada: the northernmost part of the mainland of North America; former location of the north magnetic pole.
Gulf of, a gulf between this peninsula and Baffin Island. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Are we going to the launching base at Boothia, where the manned rockets go up?

    The Secret of the Ninth Planet Donald Allen Wollheim
  • The Isthmus of Boothia is crossed by the two chains of lakes discovered by Ross.

    The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
  • In Boothia frozen salmon are used in the same way and after having served this purpose in winter are eaten in the spring.

    The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
  • This was at eight o'clock on the morning of the 1st of June, 1831, on the west coast of Boothia.

    The Ocean World: Louis Figuier
  • Owing to the proximity of the Magnetic Pole (in Boothia) the compass often refuses to work.

  • The expedition will remain out for at least one season; and a very extensive search to the westward of Boothia is proposed.

  • Deer are hunted while swimming across the numerous lakes of Boothia, and the musk ox in the granite hills of its northern part.

    The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
  • For instance, there is every reason to believe Boothia to have been originally peopled from the north.

  • It was not till May that a journey across the land of Boothia to the west coast was possible.

    A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
  • By the middle of February 1859 there was light enough to start some sledging along the west coast of Boothia Felix.

    A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge

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