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Keewatin

[kee-weyt-n] /kiˈweɪt n/
noun
1.
a district in the Northwest Territories, in N Canada. 228,160 sq. mi. (590,935 sq. km).
2.
Geology. a division of the Archeozoic rocks found in the Canadian Shield.
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  • Its true worth to him had been that it had converted him from a Londoner in Keewatin into a man of the Northland.

    Murder Point Coningsby Dawson
  • There was a God in Keewatin after all, there must be, since He had sent to him this stranger.

    Murder Point Coningsby Dawson
  • At any rate, he had set about his living in Keewatin in earnest, as though he had determined to stay there.

    Murder Point Coningsby Dawson
  • How odd it seemed to him that he should be recalling Carlyle up there in Keewatin!

    Murder Point Coningsby Dawson
  • If a man once gives way to weeping in Keewatin, he will weep always.

    Murder Point Coningsby Dawson
  • Granger knew what he meant—that he was referring to Keewatin and to his sacrifice.

    Murder Point Coningsby Dawson
  • The last important one was made in 1877, and consisted of a pilgrimage through Manitoba and part of the District of Keewatin.

  • I would sledge the width of Keewatin for half a day with you.

    The Wilderness Trail Frank Williams
  • Some of these antlers appear longer than any I saw in Keewatin.

  • This patrol involved much hardship and danger, but it stabilized conditions in that remote Keewatin area.

    Policing the Plains R.G. MacBeth
British Dictionary definitions for Keewatin

Keewatin

/kiːˈweɪtɪn/
noun
1.
a former administrative district of the Northwest Territories of Canada stretching from the district of Mackenzie to Hudson Bay; became part of Nunavut in 1999: mostly tundra
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