h saint john

St. John

[seynt jon; for 1 also sin-juhn]
noun
1.
Henry, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, Bolingbroke, 1st Viscount.
2.
an island of the Virgin Islands of the United States, in the E West Indies. About 20 sq. mi. (52 sq. km).
3.
a lake in SE Canada, in Quebec province, draining into the Saguenay River. 365 sq. mi. (945 sq. km).
4.
a river in the NE United States and SE Canada, flowing NE and E from Maine to New Brunswick province and then S to the Bay of Fundy. 450 miles (725 km) long.
5.
a seaport in S New Brunswick, in SE Canada, on the Bay of Fundy, at the mouth of the St. John River.
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Word Origin & History

fisher
O.E. fiscere, agent noun from fish (v.). Began to be used of certain animals, hence perhaps the rise of the formation fisherman (1520s).
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Newfoundland [(nooh-fuhn-luhnd, nooh-fuhn-land)]

Province in eastern Canada consisting of the island of Newfoundland, the mainland area of Labrador, and their adjacent islands. St. John's is its capital and largest city.

Note: Newfoundland became Canada's tenth province in 1949. The remains of possible Viking settlements have been found in Newfoundland.
Note: It was the first overseas possession of England; fishing settlements began in the sixteenth century.
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