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Leavenworth

[lev-uh n-wurth, -werth] /ˈlɛv ənˌwɜrθ, -wərθ/
noun
1.
a city in NE Kansas.
2.
a federal and military prison there.
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  • When it was opened in Leavenworth, it was empty, save for the love and tenderness that were in it.

    The Boy Settlers

    Noah Brooks
  • The fare from Leavenworth to St. Louis was twelve dollars each.

    The Boy Settlers

    Noah Brooks
  • It is more than six hundred miles from Leavenworth to St. Louis by the river.

    The Boy Settlers

    Noah Brooks
  • Colonel Leavenworth at once made preparations to ascend the river.

    Old Fort Snelling Marcus L. Hansen
  • We went on to Leavenworth, where we had a dinner at the hotel which was worthy of Paris.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • "I thought some of his letters might have been from Leavenworth," said Gleason, after a pause.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
  • "I'm glad, now, that I went to Leavenworth," Algy continued.

  • A married man is in huge luck at Leavenworth, if he has a good wife.

  • And when he brought out his knife in the bedroom at Leavenworth he did.

    Dr. Wortle's School

    Anthony Trollope
  • At that time Leavenworth was the starting point on the Missouri.

British Dictionary definitions for Leavenworth

Leavenworth

/ˈlɛvənˌwɜːθ; -wəθ/
noun
1.
a city in NE Kansas, on the Missouri River: the state's oldest city, founded in 1854 by proslavery settlers from Missouri. Pop: 35 211 (2003 est)
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