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Indianola

[in-dee-uh-noh-luh] /ˌɪn di əˈnoʊ lə/
noun
1.
a town in central Iowa.
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  • Just about this time there was considerable trouble in Indianola, Mississippi.

  • Voices from the Indianola announced the surrender, and that she was sinking.

  • Their possession of the Indianola, however, was of short duration.

  • But there is no record there of your birth in Indianola, Iowa, in 2051 or any other time.

    Infinite Intruder Alan Edward Nourse
  • The Indianola, of Porter's fleet, had been attacked by the Confederates and captured in a sinking condition.

    Campfire and Battlefield

    Rossiter Johnson
  • In the excitement, orders were given to destroy the Indianola, and she was blown up just before the trick was discovered.

    Campfire and Battlefield

    Rossiter Johnson
  • Dreading lest they would lose their prize, they promptly blew up the Indianola, before they discovered that they were sold.

    The Blue and The Gray A. R. White
  • It was in this storm that Galveston was flooded with loss of life and property while Indianola was destroyed beyond recovery.

  • During the following month the Carondelet and Indianola, ironclads, joined the fleet.

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