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Wis·con·sin

 (wĭs-kŏn′sĭn) Abbr. WI or Wis.
A state of the north-central United States. It was admitted as the 30th state in 1848. Settled by the French in the 1600s, the region was ceded to Great Britain in 1763 and became part of the Northwest Territory in 1787. Madison is the capital and Milwaukee is the largest city.

Wis·con′sin·ite′ n.

Wisconsin

(wɪsˈkɒnsɪn)
n
1. (Placename) a state of the N central US, on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan: consists of an undulating plain, with uplands in the north and west; over 168 m (550 ft) above sea level along the shore of Lake Michigan. Capital: Madison. Pop: 5 472 299 (2003 est). Area: 141 061 sq km (54 464 sq miles). Abbreviation: Wis., Wis or WI (with zip code)
2. (Placename) a river in central and SW Wisconsin, flowing south and west to the Mississippi. Length: 692 km (430 miles)

Wis•con•sin

(wɪsˈkɒn sən)

n.
1. a state in the N central United States. 5,363,675; 56,154 sq. mi. (145,440 sq. km). Cap.: Madison. Abbr.: WI, Wis., Wisc.
2. a river flowing SW from N Wisconsin to the Mississippi. 430 mi. (690 km) long.
Wis•con′sin•ite`, n.
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Noun1.Wisconsin - a tributary of the Mississippi River in Wisconsin
Badger State, WI, Wisconsin - a midwestern state in north central United States
2.Wisconsin - a midwestern state in north central United StatesWisconsin - a midwestern state in north central United States
middle west, Midwest, midwestern United States - the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America)
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Appleton - a town in eastern Wisconsin
Eau Claire - a town in west central Wisconsin
Green Bay - a city of eastern Wisconsin on an arm of Lake Michigan
La Crosse - a town in western Wisconsin on the Mississippi River
capital of Wisconsin, Madison - capital of the state of Wisconsin; located in the southern part of state; site of the main branch of the University of Wisconsin
Milwaukee - largest city of Wisconsin; located in southeastern Wisconsin on the western shore of Lake Michigan; a flourishing agricultural center known for its breweries
Racine - a city in southeastern Wisconsin on Lake Michigan to the south of Milwaukee
Superior - a town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth
Watertown - a town in southeastern Wisconsin
Wausau - a town in north central Wisconsin
Fox River - a river in Wisconsin that flows into Lake Michigan
Wisconsin, Wisconsin River - a tributary of the Mississippi River in Wisconsin
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There would come messages from the secretaries of neighboring states, reporting their achievements; the vote of Indiana had gone from 2,300 to 12,000, of Wisconsin from 7,000 to 28,000; of Ohio from 4,800 to 36,000
While the Northwesters continued to push their enterprises into the hyperborean regions from their stronghold at Fort William, and to hold almost sovereign sway over the tribes of the upper lakes and rivers, the Mackinaw Company sent forth their light perogues and barks, by Green Bay, Fox River, and the Wisconsin, to that areas artery of the West, the Mississippi; and down that stream to all its tributary rivers.
She said she was not ready to marry anyone yet," replied Professor Porter, "and that we could go and live upon the farm in northern Wisconsin which her mother left her.
Please don't carry this entire library to Wisconsin, as you would have carried it to Africa, if I had not put my foot down.
Bedford, a white man from Wisconsin, who was then pastor of a little coloured Congregational church in Montgomery, Ala.
Milan was then presently Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and Verona was our little village; but they both served the soul of youth as well as the real places would have done, and were as really Italian as anything else in the situation was really this or that.
That she loved him made the thing doubly difficult to bear, yet he knew that he could have done nothing less than he did do that night within the little railway station in the far Wisconsin woods.
G'wan, you're foolin'," said Finn, the other lumberjack, a quiet, steady, Wisconsin man.
While from Kansas, or Wisconsin, or any other state, your own comrades would go into the militia and come here to California to drown in blood your own civil-warring.
One day," concluded Kraft, solemnly, "there will come to Cypher's for a plate of beans a millionaire lumberman from Wisconsin, and he will marry Milly.
But Alaska and not Wisconsin bore the burden of the visitation.
By a slip from THE SOUTHPORT TELEGRAPH, Wisconsin, we learn that the Hon.

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