from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • For the names of actual lakes, see the specific element of the name; for example, Erie, Lake; Lucerne, Lake of; Lomond, Loch. Other geographic names beginning with Lake are entered under Lake; for example, Lake Charles, Louisiana.


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  • If no one told you it was a lake, the 118 by 307 mile Lake

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  • ANTHONY LAKE: National Security AdviserCamera-shy, a former Carter aide and cattle farmer, Lake has shed his "dovish" rep and redefined this usually high-profile foreign-policy role, refusing to appear on the Sunday-morning talk shows and saving his counsel for the president.

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  • It was a manmade lake, and it comes in from Meer (ph) Lake and then goes out Lake Delton, down into the river, which we never thought this would happen.

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  • I have also been, upon return home, invested with a quest by justbeast: this summer, I am to visit every island on the lake, except the ones which are owned by others and off limits, and bury a stone I have painted myself there, and then I shall be a Lady of the Lake right and proper, and Erie and I will understand each other.

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  • Although the BBC graphic shows the river higher than the lake makes sense — the river drains down hill to the Gulf – Lake level I think politicians felt there was less to fear from the lake side.

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  • This is a lake that's famous for saltwater fishing called Saving (ph) Lake.

    CNN Transcript Sep 22, 2005

  • I shall be able to travel from the lake, in your boat, up the River Lufira, to Lake

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  • Mr. RICHBURG: Yeah, I think -- Kenya, and you go over to the -- go over to the west, and you'll hit into -- and then go down by the lake there, by Lake

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  • He said toxic sludge from a water works nearby the lake was being washed into it as a result of the recent spilling of Lake

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  • She slept, one arm across her eyes, and dreamed of Lancelot and his lake, and the Lady of the Lake and Arthur's sword, dripping with water, then with blood.

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