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2009-02-14 21:52:56

Plans to re-enact the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in Quebec have been modified, which may be a polite term for canceled, an official said Saturday. The battle in 1759 ended French hopes of an empire in what is now Canada.

2008-12-01 15:35:35

A new Quebec beer whose goal is to raise money for the province's independence from Canada isn't experiencing stellar sales. Retired high school teacher Jacques LeDuc is one of the co-founders of the fundraising beer called l'Independante, which went on the market this fall, the Globe and Mail reported. He told the newspaper 22 investors each pooled $22,000 to get the beer made and marketed with an eye to raising money for separatist causes after paying manufacturing costs. He said if 100,000...

2005-10-24 07:23:11

By David Ljunggren QUEBEC CITY, Quebec (Reuters) - A decade after a referendum on whether Quebec should break away from Canada failed by a whisker, the pro-independence movement in the French-speaking province is anxious to try its luck again.


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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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