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Jolliet

or Joliet

[joh-lee-et, joh-lee-et; French zhaw-lyey] /ˌdʒoʊ liˈɛt, ˈdʒoʊ liˌɛt; French ʒɔˈlyeɪ/
noun
1.
Louis [loo-ee;; French lwee] /ˈlu i;; French lwi/ (Show IPA), 1645–1700, French-Canadian explorer, born in Quebec.
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  • There remained but one avenue of new trade, and that was west of the Lakes, where Jolliet had been.

  • Little attention had been paid to the discoveries of Marquette and Jolliet.

    Heroes of the Middle West Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • I have been thinking there might be something wrong about Jolliet's letters.

  • Flagg errs in saying that Jolliet published an account of his adventures.

  • He at last found a man who spoke a little Illinois, and Jolliet and he were able to explain their errand.

    Heroes of the Middle West Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • To Jolliet is reasonably assigned the first discovery of the Mississippi.

    Count Frontenac William Dawson LeSueur
  • Jolliet, it will be remembered, had explored the Great River south of the Wisconsin.

  • Marquette and Jolliet were led out in the prairie to a small grove which sheltered the assembly from the afternoon sun.

    Heroes of the Middle West Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • Marquette and Jolliet held the boats together while they consulted.

    Heroes of the Middle West Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • Jolliet and Marquette made awnings of sails which they had brought as a help to the paddles.

    Heroes of the Middle West Mary Hartwell Catherwood
British Dictionary definitions for Jolliet

Jolliet

/French ʒɔljɛ/
noun
1.
Louis. 1645–1700, French-Canadian explorer, with Jaques Marquette, of the Mississippi river
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