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Mafeking

[mah-fi-king]
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noun
  1. a town in N Republic of South Africa: former administrative seat of Bechuanaland; besieged for 217 days by Boers 1899–1900.
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Examples from the Web for mafeking

Historical Examples

  • At Mafeking we bade farewell to the railway, and prepared to plunge into the wilderness.

    Impressions of South Africa

    James Bryce

  • That you were despatch-riders on the way to Mafeking—you two?

    A Dash from Diamond City

    George Manville Fenn

  • Yes; it sounds as if Mafeking will be taken before we get there!

    A Dash from Diamond City

    George Manville Fenn

  • Tell him a wounded messenger from Mafeking has a letter for him, and he will come.

    A Dash from Diamond City

    George Manville Fenn

  • It is also the starting-point of a railway to Zeerust and Mafeking.


British Dictionary definitions for mafeking

Mafeking

noun
  1. the former name (until 1980) of Mafikeng
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