from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Pontiac 1 1720?-1769. Ottawa leader who led a large Native American revolt against the British in the Great Lakes region (1763-1766).
  • A city of southeast Michigan northwest of Detroit. Its carriage-making industry of the 1880s was replaced by automobile manufacturing in the early 20th century. Population: 67,100.

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  • n. famous chief of the Ottawa who led an unsuccessful rebellion against the British (1715-1769)


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  • PONTIAC -- The No. 1 ranked Class 2A Saints showed depth, getting scoring from 10 different players in a 67-27 Corn Belt Conference win over host Pontiac on Monday.

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  • PONTIAC -- A steady rainfall Tuesday morning didn't stop hundreds of people from applying for jobs at the Interlake-Mecalux plant parking lot in Pontiac.

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  • PONTIAC -- A battery box underneath an Amtrak passenger train car caught fire Tuesday evening at the Pontiac depot.

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  • PONTIAC -- Ultralight airplanes leading 14 rare whooping cranes from Wisconsin to Florida bypassed a scheduled stop near Pontiac on Friday.

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  • Unemployment in Pontiac is 30% and the financial situation there is so dire that the police department is to be disbanded and public safety turned over to the county in order to save $2 million per year.

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  • For you psychology majors, the Pontiac is an updated version of my mom's 1967 Ford Country Squire - same color and fake woodgrain - which was the car I took my driver's license test in 1968.

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  • Is it purely coincidental that my Pontiac is also navy blue with wood grain and a blue interior, or is it karma?

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  • Pontiac is still losing jobs because GM assembly plants are closing, yet it is one part of the county where home sales are picking up.

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