Definition of John Ross

1. Noun. Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856).

Exact synonyms: Ross, Sir John Ross
Generic synonyms: Adventurer, Explorer



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John Robinson Jeffers
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John Ross (current term)
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John Roy Major
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Literary usage of John Ross

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1. Arctic Explorations and Discoveries During the Nineteenth Century: Being by Samuel Mosheim Smucker (1857)
"IN April, 1850, Captain Sir John Ross having volunteered his services to proceed in the search, was enabled, by the liberality of the Hudson's Bay Company, ..."

2. Old Kent: The Eastern Shore of Maryland ; Notes Illustrative of the Most by George Adolphus Hanson (1876)
"1850, Maria L. Hammond, and had child., now living, viz., Mary Potts,—Worthington,— John Ross,—Richard Potts,— Eleanor Murdock,— Nathan Hammond,—Maria ..."

3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge by ed Andrew Findlater, John Merry Ross (1868)
"In 1818, the Admiralty took up the search, and sent out Captain John Ross and Lieutenant Parry, who sailed up Davis' Strait, and ascended Lancaster Sound ..."

4. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1891)
"There may be faint traces of him in the Treasurer's accounts of 1490 and 1498. No verse of his is known. ,. .. T , John Ross. " And he hes now tane, ..."

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