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Mackenzie1 (məˈkɛnzɪ Pronunciation for Mackenzie1



  1. a river in NW Canada, in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, flowing northwest from Great Slave Lake to the Beaufort Sea: the longest river in Canada; navigable in summer. Length: 1770 km (1100 miles)

Mackenzie2 (məˈkɛnzɪ Pronunciation for Mackenzie2



  1. Sir Alexander. ?1755–1820, Scottish explorer and fur trader in Canada. He explored the Mackenzie River (1789) and was the first European to cross America north of Mexico (1793)
  2. Alexander. 1822–92, Canadian statesman; first Liberal prime minister (1873–78)
  3. Sir Compton. 1883–1972, English author. His works include Sinister Street (1913–14) and the comic novel Whisky Galore (1947)
  4. Sir Thomas. 1854–1930, New Zealand statesman born in Scotland: prime minister of New Zealand (1912)
  5. William Lyon. 1795–1861, Canadian journalist and politician, born in Scotland. He led an unsuccessful rebellion against the oligarchic Family Compact (1837)

Example Sentences Including 'Mackenzie'

"According to Dr. Mackenzie 's postmortem, you hit Payne nine times.
Peter Robinson AFTERMATH (2001)
"Barring a motorway pileup, I should be able to schedule the postmortems to start this afternoon," Dr. Mackenzie said.
Peter Robinson AFTERMATH (2001)
Dr Mackenzie grows about 100 different varieties, of which he says'about 30-40 are excellent garden plants '.
Country Life (2005)
One such fund is Mackenzie Universal Precious Metals, which made 89.7 per cent last year.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Produced players like George Mackie as international No.8 and Gregor Mackenzie at prop.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
She turned her attention to events at hand: Dr. Mackenzie 's close examination of the exterior of Terence Payne's skull.
Peter Robinson AFTERMATH (2001)
That politics was the art of the possible was Mackenzie King's abiding principle.
Grenville, J. A. S. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century
Tim's colleague and enemy is Gareth ( Mackenzie Crook), a dork, a bully and a sexist creep.
Globe and Mail (2003)
`Cave in the Snow: A Western Woman's Quest for Enlightenment" by Vicki Mackenzie is published by Bloomsbury at £16.99.
Independent (1998)


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