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an island at the head of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in E Canada, in E Quebec province. 135 miles (217 km) long; 3043 sq. mi. (7880 sq. km).
Historical Examples

The coast of Anticosti is cheerless, and it is possible even to tire of sun and water.
Romany of the Snows Gilbert Parker

The passage from St. Paul to Anticosti is at times dangerous.
Voyage of the Paper Canoe Nathaniel H. Bishop

But Black Tarboe himself was down at Anticosti, waiting for a certain merchantman.
Romany of the Snows Gilbert Parker

Anticosti, an island of Canada, in the mouth of the St. Lawrence, 125 miles long by 30 miles broad.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various

The species is found in Newfoundland, Labrador, Anticosti, and westward and northward.
The Butterfly Book William Jacob Holland

One of the ships was wrecked on the island of Anticosti, and William Longfellow, 299 with nine of his comrades, was drowned.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Thomas Wentworth Higginson

By a singular want of judgment, moreover, he chose to follow the channel north of the Island of Anticosti.
Old Quebec Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan

That district all the way down to the west end of the island of Anticosti was known as the “King’s Domains.”
The Remarkable History of the Hudson’s Bay Company George Bryce

Anticosti was sighted by Jacques Cartier in 1534, and named Assomption.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2 Various

Anticosti, a barren rocky island in the estuary of St Lawrence, frequented by fishermen, and with hardly a permanent inhabitant.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood

an island of E Canada, in the Gulf of St Lawrence; part of Quebec. Area: 7881 sq km (3043 sq miles)


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