the Laurentian
Laurentian Lau*ren"tian, a. Pertaining to, or near, the St. Lawrence River; as, the Laurentian hills. [1913 Webster]

{Laurentian period} (Geol.), the lower of the two divisions of the Arch[ae]an age; -- called also {the Laurentian}. [1913 Webster]


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