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Superior, Lake(Encyclopedia)Superior, Lake, largest freshwater lake in the world, 31,820 sq mi (82,414 sq km), 350 mi (563 km) long and 160 mi (257 km) at its greatest width, bordered on the W by NE Minnesota, on the N and E by ...
Superior(Encyclopedia)Superior, city (1990 pop. 27,134), seat of Douglas co., NW Wis., on Superior Bay of Lake Superior, at the mouths of the St. Louis and the Nemadji rivers; inc. 1883. It is a port of entry with many rai...
superior planet(Encyclopedia)superior planet, planet whose orbit lies outside that of the earth. The superior planets are Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
Portage Lake(Encyclopedia)Portage Lake, inlet of Keweenaw Bay, c.20 mi (32 km) long and 2 mi (3.2 km) wide, N Mich., indenting the southeast shore of Keweenaw peninsula. An old portage route connected it with Lake Superior, an...
Nipigon, Lake(Encyclopedia)Nipigon, Lake np´gn [key], c.1,870 sq mi (4,840 sq km), central Ont., Canada. It has many islands. Its outlet, the Nipigon River (40 mi/64 km long) flows south, past the logging town of Nipigon...
Agassiz, Lake(Encyclopedia)Agassiz, Lakeg´s, glacial lake of the Pleistocene epoch, c.700 mi (1,130 km) long, 250 mi (400 km) wide, formed by the melting of the continental ice sheet beginning some 14,000 years ago; it e...
lake(Encyclopedia)lake, inland body of standing water occupying a hollow in the earth's surface. The study of lakes and other freshwater basins is known as limnology. Lakes are of particular importance since they act a...
Huron, Lake(Encyclopedia)Huron, Lakehyoor´än, 23,010 sq mi (59,596 sq km), 206 mi (332 km) long and 183 mi (295 km) at its greatest width, between Ont., Canada, and Mich.; second largest of the Great Lakes. It has a sur...
lake(Encyclopedia)lake, in dyeing, an insoluble pigment formed by the reaction between an organic dye and a mordant. The color of a lake depends upon the mordant as well as the dye used. Generally, lakes are not as col...
Allouez, Claude Jean(Encyclopedia)Allouez, Claude Jean kld zhäN älw´ [key], 1622–89, French Jesuit missionary in Canada and the American Midwest. After arriving (1658) in Canada he served at posts in the St. Lawrence region u...
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