Hudson Bay


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Hudson Bay

An inland sea of east-central Canada. It is connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the Hudson Strait, which runs between southern Baffin Island and northern Quebec.

Hudson Bay

(ˈhʌdsən)
n
(Placename) an inland sea in NE Canada: linked with the Atlantic by Hudson Strait; the S extension forms James Bay; discovered in 1610 by Henry Hudson. Area (excluding James Bay): 647 500 sq km (250 000 sq miles)

Hud′son Bay′


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a large inland sea in N Canada. 850 mi. (1370 km) long; 600 mi. (965 km) wide; 400,000 sq. mi. (1,036,000 sq. km).
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Noun1.Hudson Bay - an inland sea in northern CanadaHudson Bay - an inland sea in northern Canada  
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
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He had never been there, but he had seen it, once, on a Hudson Bay Company chart.
And south, still south, they would go, while the winter raced vainly after them, and the ice formed in the eddies, and the days grew chill and crisp, south to some warm Hudson Bay Company post, where timber grew tall and generous and there was grub without end.
And he conned the grub of the cache and the grub of the Hudson Bay Company post over and over again.
He remembered the Hudson Bay Company chart he had seen long ago, and it was all clear and reasonable to him.
Men like Al Mayo and Jack McQuestion antedated him; but they had entered the land by crossing the Rockies from the Hudson Bay country to the east.
Even the Hudson Bay Company failed to find them and farm them.
In fact, they lay at the old Hudson Bay Company's post at Fort Yukon inside the Arctic Circle.
Fresh batches of Hudson Bay dogs were to take the places of those worthless for the trail.
We met Hudson Bay furriers out of the Great Preserve, hurrying to make their departure from Bonavista with sable and black fox for the insatiable markets.
New research, based on observations of one polar bear population along the western Hudson Bay, shows that bears marooned on land might be able to stave off starvation by turning to terrestrial food sources like caribou, snow geese, and eggs.
Military personnel who want to buy a home such as the Quartz 2 in East Kilbride's Hudson Bay development will find the company slashing thousands off the price.
Twelve killer whales could be in imminent danger after getting trapped by ice in the Hudson Bay (AFP/File, Marcel Mochet)