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A country of northern Europe on the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland. Settled by Finnish people by the beginning of the 8th century, the region was controlled from the 13th century by Sweden and after 1809 by Russia. Finland became independent in 1917. Helsinki is the capital and the largest city.

Fin′land·er n.
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In addition to NH Community Seafood, consumers and restaurants can purchase fish directly from two off-the-boat seafood sellers FV Rimrack in Rye and FV Vivian Mae in Portsmouth, as well as from an emerging whole fish seller, FV Finlander out of Eliot, Maine, and numerous local fish markets: Seaport Fish in Rye; Taylor Lobster in Eliot; Sanders Market in Portsmouth; and Yankee Fishermen's Cooperative in Seabrook.
The trip took a day and a half, and on the first night we discovered a Finlander who was willing to keep travellers overnight.
Far over the ice, between the hemlock woods and snow-clad hills, stands the pickerel fisher, his lines set in some retired cove, like a Finlander, with his arms thrust into the pouches of his dreadnought; with dull, snowy, fishy thoughts, himself a finless fish, separated a few inches from his race; dumb, erect, and made to be enveloped in clouds and snows, like the pines on shore.
Kindness to a Finlander should be avoided at all costs, he is not human ..." (26) While genocide was clearly not a normative response to the problems posed by the increasing Finnish community, it appears that some were also prepared to offer brutal lessons in Anglo-Canadian manners, such as one Colonel Little, a prominent local Tory timber-baron in Port Arthur, who caned his Finnish gardener insensible for perceived insolence.