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Acadia

Aca′dia

i.e., Nova Scotia, so called by the French from the river Shubenacadie. The name was changed in 1621. In 1755 the old French inhabitants were driven into exile by order of George II.

“Thus dwelt together in love those simple Acadian farmers.”

—Longfellow: Evangeline.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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