Plains of Abraham


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Plains of Abraham

n
(Placename) (functioning as singular) a field in E Canada between Quebec City and the St Lawrence River: site of an important British victory (1759) in the Seven Years' War, which cost the French their possession of Canada

Plains′ of A′braham


n.pl.
a high plain adjoining the city of Quebec, Canada: English victory over the French in 1759.
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At daybreak tidings were carried to the Marquis de Montcalm that the English army was waiting to give him battle on the Plains of Abraham.
But even in that enviable situation, he was affable, and distinguished as much for his attention to the forms of courtesy, as for that chivalrous courage which, only two short years afterward, induced him to throw away his life on the plains of Abraham.
The dangerous precipice along whose rocky front, Wolfe and his brave companions climbed to glory; the Plains of Abraham, where he received his mortal wound; the fortress so chivalrously defended by Montcalm; and his soldier's grave, dug for him while yet alive, by the bursting of a shell; are not the least among them, or among the gallant incidents of history.
The triumph of James Wolfe on the Plains of Abraham in September 1759 has often been regarded as the crowning glory of the miraculous 'Year of Victories.
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The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, marking the fall of Quebec to Britain -- in 1759.
Ever since the French first set foot in North America, established Quebec as its base in the New World, and were humiliatingly defeated on the Plains of Abraham in 1757 by the British Red Coats, the very existence of Canada has been a balancing act between English and French speakers.
The city's park, The Plains of Abraham, is converted into a giant theme park for the festival, which will celebrate its 59th year in February.
NEW YORK, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Roger Waters played his last North American tour date of The Wall on Saturday at The Plains of Abraham in Quebec City to 75,000 jubilant fans.
Arbour s attachment with all things royal would unlikely resonate with most Quebecois, many of whom still chafe at their French ancestors losses against British troops on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City in the 18th century.
I have climbed the Plains of Abraham to sacrifice my love to you.
This is the third consecutive year the carrier has sponsored the carnival and at the heart of its sponsorship is the WestJet zip line across the Plains of Abraham.