Barren Grounds


Barren Grounds
   The region of northern Canada, lying between the Mackenzie River and Hudson Bay, and from the northern timber-line to the Arctic. First visited by Samuel Hearne in 1770-1772. Late explorers who traversed portions of the country are Franklin, in 1821; Back, in 1833; Dease and Simpson, in 1839; Richardson in 1848; and Anderson in 1855. Within more recent years, Warburton Pike, J. B. Tyrrell, J. W. Tyrrell, D. T. Hanbury and Caspar Whitney have explored parts of the Barren Grounds.
   Bib.: Hearne, Journey to the Northern Ocean; Franklin, Narrative; Back, Arctic Land Expedition; Simpson, North Coasts of America; Richardson, Arctic Searching Expedition; Anderson, Descent of Great Fish River, in Royal Geog. Soc. Journal, 1856 and 1857; Pike, Barren Grounds; Tyrrell, Across the Sub-Arctics; Hanbury, Northland of Canada; Whitney, On Snowshoes to the Barren Grounds.

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  • Barren Grounds — Barren Bar ren (b[a^]r ren), a. [OE. barein, OF. brehaing, fem. brehaigne, baraigne, F. br[ e]haigne; of uncertain origin; cf. Arm. br[ e]kha[ n], markha[ n], sterile; LL. brana a sterile mare, principally in Aquitanian and Spanish documents;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Barren-Grounds — (spr. Barren Graunds), offene Einöden im Norden der Waldregion von NAmerika; sie nehmen den nordwestlichen Winkel ein, der im Westen vom Kupfergruben u. Großen Sklavenflusse, dem Athabaska u. dem Deer u. Wollaston See, im Süden vom Churchile u.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Barren Grounds — (spr. graunds, »unfruchtbare Böden«), die schauerlich kahlen Fels und Eisbodenflächen im nördlichen Kanada, die besonders nördlich vom Doobaunt und östlich vom Großen Bärensee weite Räume einnehmen, und die in begünstigten Lagen von Zwergbirken… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Barren Grounds —   [ bærən graʊndz, englisch »unfruchtbare Böden«] Plural, das von Tundrenvegetation bedeckte subarktische Gebiet Kanadas, mit nur im Sommer oberflächlich auftauenden Böden, subarktische Tierwelt und geringer Besiedlung …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Barren Grounds — a sparsely inhabited region of tundra in N Canada, esp. in the area W of Hudson Bay. Also called Barren Lands. * * * ▪ region, Canada also called  Barren Lands,        vast sub Arctic prairie (tundra) region of northern mainland Canada lying… …   Universalium

  • Barren Grounds — Sp Dỹkvietės Ap Barren Grounds Ap Barren Lands L kraštov. Kanadoje (Nunavutas, ŠV teritorijos) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Barren Grounds — a sparsely inhabited region of tundra in N Canada, esp. in the area W of Hudson Bay. Also called Barren Lands …   Useful english dictionary

  • Barren Grounds — Bar′ren Grounds′ n. pl. geg a sparsely inhabited region of tundra in N Canada. Also called Bar′ren Lands′ …   From formal English to slang

  • Barren Grounds — geographical name treeless plains N Canada W of Hudson Bay …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • barren grounds — (voz inglesa) ► femenino En el N de Canadá, tierras perpetuamente heladas en profundidad …   Enciclopedia Universal