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 park is named after the Plains of Abraham in Quebec where General James Wolfe defeated the French in 1759.
1759: British forces occupied Quebec City following their victory over the defending French at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.
I had the honour and the privilege to attend the Canadian Constitutional Affairs Conference 2008 which was held in a typical icy cold, January winter in Quebec City at the Plains of Abraham.
Each year, the Great Celebration of Nature brings the magic of spring to the Plains of Abraham.
Synopsis: The Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759 and the subsequent capitulation of Quebec set the stage for an equally significant French-British engagement in the struggle for northeastern North America, the Battle of Sainte-Foy.
They are not invested in the Plains of Abraham or anything else that has embossed our story.
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.
The Death of My Country: The Plains of Abraham Diary of Genevieve Aubuchon, Quebec, New France, 1759.
The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, marking the fall of Quebec to Britain -- in 1759.