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E·rie 1

n. pl. Erie or E·ries
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the southern shore of Lake Erie in northern Ohio, northwest Pennsylvania, and western New York. The Erie ceased to exist as a people after being defeated by the Iroquois in the mid-1600s.
2. The Iroquoian language of the Erie.

E·rie 2

A city of northwest Pennsylvania on Lake Erie southwest of Buffalo, New York. A port of entry, it was laid out in 1795 on the site of Fort Presque Isle, built by the French in 1753.
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npl Eries or Erie
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people formerly living south of Lake Erie
2. (Languages) the language of this people, possibly belonging to the Iroquoian family


1. (Placename) Lake Erie a lake between the US and Canada: the southernmost and the shallowest of the Great Lakes; empties by the Niagara River into Lake Ontario. Area: 25 718 sq km (9930 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a port in NW Pennsylvania, on Lake Erie. Pop: 101 373 (2003 est)
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(ˈɪər i)

n., pl. E•ries, (esp. collectively) E•rie for 3.
1. Lake, a lake between the NE central United States and SE central Canada: the southernmost lake of the Great Lakes. 239 mi. (385 km) long; 9940 sq. mi. (25,745 sq. km).
2. a port in NW Pennsylvania, on Lake Erie. 105,270.
3. a member of an American Indian people, presumed to be Iroquoian-speaking, who lived S of Lake Erie in the 17th century.
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Noun1.Erie - a member of an Iroquoian people formerly living on the south shore of Lake Erie in northern Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania and western New YorkErie - a member of an Iroquoian people formerly living on the south shore of Lake Erie in northern Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania and western New York
Iroquois - any member of the warlike North American Indian peoples formerly living in New York State; the Iroquois League were allies of the British during the American Revolution
2.Erie - the 4th largest of the Great LakesErie - the 4th largest of the Great Lakes; it is linked to the Hudson River by the New York State Barge Canal
Great Lakes - a group of five large, interconnected lakes in central North America
3.Erie - a port city on Lake Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania
Keystone State, Pennsylvania, PA - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
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[ˈɪərɪ] N Lake Erieel Lago Erie
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Navy, 1839; The Pathfinder, or the Inland Sea, 1840; Mercedes of Castile, 1841; The Deerslayer, or the First Warpath, 1841; The Two Admirals, 1842; The Wing-and-Wing (Jack o Lantern), 1842; The Battle of Lake Erie, or Answers to Messrs.
The southern shore of Lake Erie lies below that latitude.
Furthermore, as his windpipe solely opens into the tube of his spouting canal, and as that long canal --like the grand Erie Canal --is furnished with a sort of locks (that open and shut) for the downward retention of air or the upward exclusion of water, therefore the whale has no voice; unless you insult him by saying, that when he so strangely rumbles, he talks through his nose.
The blue waves of Lake Erie danced, rippling and sparkling, in the sun-light.
On the eastern shore of our Lake Erie, Don; but--I crave your courtesy--may be, you shall soon hear further of all that.
Pardon: who and what are they?" "Canallers, Don, are the boatmen belonging to our grand Erie Canal.
We put up at a comfortable little hotel on the brink of Lake Erie, lay there that night, and had no choice but to wait there next day, until a steamboat bound for Buffalo appeared.
We called at the town of Erie, at eight o'clock that night, and lay there an hour.
When an Erie baggagemaster saw it two years ago, he could hardly keep from checking it; and once when a customs inspector was brought into its presence, he gazed upon it in silent rapture for some moments, then slowly and unconsciously placed one hand behind him with the palm uppermost, and got out his chalk with the other.
He saved the credit of the Erie by telephone--lent it five million dollars as he lay at home on a sickbed.
The house had been built by Seth's grandfather, a stone quarryman, and it, together with the stone quarries on Lake Erie eighteen miles to the north, had been left to his son, Clarence Richmond, Seth's father.
What I saw in him -- as evidently as the indestructible ramparts of Old Ticonderoga, already cited as the most appropriate simile -- was the features of stubborn and ponderous endurance, which might well have amounted to obstinacy in his earlier days; of integrity, that, like most of his other endowments, lay in a somewhat heavy mass, and was just as unmalleable or unmanageable as a ton of iron ore; and of benevolence which, fiercely as he led the bayonets on at Chippewa or Fort Erie, I take to be of quite as genuine a stamp as what actuates any or all the polemical philanthropists of the age.

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