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Barnstaple

[bahrn-stuh-puh l]
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noun
  1. a town in Devon, SW England.
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Examples from the Web for barnstaple

Historical Examples

  • This lady died in 1758, and was buried at Tavistock, near Barnstaple.

    Notes and Queries, Number 72, March 15, 1851

    Various

  • Because he might have been going to Tavistock or Barnstaple.

    Crown and Sceptre

    George Manville Fenn

  • O that Barnstaple were here, for he has proved my guardian angel!

    Olla Podrida

    Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)

  • Anything else which may proceed from your prolific brain, Barnstaple?

    Olla Podrida

    Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)

  • Many, many thanks; but now, my dear Barnstaple, for the first chapter.

    Olla Podrida

    Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)


British Dictionary definitions for barnstaple

Barnstaple

noun
  1. a town in SW England, in Devon, on the estuary of the River Taw: tourism, agriculture. Pop: 30 765 (2001)
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