Labrador

Labrador, the great peninsula in the E. of Canada, washed by Hudson's Bay, the Greenland Sea, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence; is a high tableland, with many lakes and rivers, and forests of birch and fir. The climate is much too severe for agriculture. Summer is very short, and plagued with mosquitoes. The rivers abound in salmon; the fox, marten, otter, and other animals are trapped for their fur; iron and labradorite are plentiful. The population is largely Eskimo, christianised by the Moravians. The name Labrador specially belongs to the region along the eastern coast, between Capes St. Louis and Chudleigh, presenting a barren front to the sea, precipitous, much indented, and fringed with rocky islands. This region is governed by Newfoundland; its chief industry is cod and herring fishing.

Population (circa 1900) given as 6,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Labourdonnais, Maré de * La Bruyère, Jean de
Kyd, Thomas
Kyoto
Kyrie Eleison
Kyrle, John
Lab`arum
Labé, Louise
Labiche, Eugene
Lablache
Laboulaye, René de
Labourdonnais, Maré de
Labrador
La Bruyère, Jean de
Labuan
Labyrinth
Lac
Laccadives, The
Lacépède, Comte de
Lachaise, François de
Lachesis
Lachmann, Karl
Lachryma Christi

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