(do͝obônt`), one of the largest lakes of Canada, c.1,600 sq mi (4,140 sq km), in S Nunavut Territory. The Dubawnt River flows through it. Located north of the tree line, the lake is icebound most of the summer.
On Mosquito Lake, Dubawnt Lake, and other trophy venues in the tundra, whenever "Numbers" Nelson hooked up on a trolling pass, I reeled in quickly and pitched plastic out over 80- to 100-foot depths, hooking up about every fourth or fifth time.
In "Oolulik" the white protagonist/narrator battles blizzard and deadly cold on his mission to rescue the starving "people of the deer" stranded at Dubawnt Lake. Caught in a classic struggle for survival, he and Oolulik, a woman stumbling toward him through the storm, are saved by clinging to each other for warmth, for dear life, in a shared buffalo robe.