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Joppa

[jop-uh] /ˈdʒɒp ə/
noun
1.
ancient name of Jaffa.
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  • It was but little to reach the Joppa gate, and the sun was but setting when he turned into the highway leading toward the sea.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • When the Romans took Joppa, the same skeleton was carried to Italy in triumph.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
  • A swift messenger from the governor of Joppa brought strange news to the procurator.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • Like Dorcas of Joppa, "she was full of good works and alms deeds."

  • Peter made a long sojourn at Joppa, at the house of a tanner named Simon who dwelt near the sea.

    The Apostles Ernest Renan
  • After he had explained everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • From Lydda he repaired to Joppa, a city which appears to have been a centre for Christianity.

  • The next day he rose and went with them, and some of the disciples from Joppa went with him.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • But Jonah was on board the Joppa and Tarshish boat, and he "was fast asleep."

    A Few Words About the Devil Charles Bradlaugh
  • And I don't care if you go along with all the old men from here to Joppa.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for Joppa

Joppa

/ˈdʒɒpə/
noun
1.
the biblical name of Jaffa, the port from which Jonah embarked (Jonah 1:3)
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