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Mahón

[mah-awn] /mɑˈɔn/
noun
1.
a seaport on E Minorca, in the Balearic Islands.
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  • The ship had a good run from off mahon to Leghorn where we anchored in the outer roads.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • The next day the weather moderated a little, and we got under way for mahon.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • The men-of-war of the Dutch and the French, rendezvoused at mahon, as well as ourselves.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • He and mahon prowled soberly about hatches and ventilators, sniffing.

    Youth Joseph Conrad
  • mahon, who went first, fainted there, and the man who went to fetch him out did likewise.

    Youth Joseph Conrad
  • mahon began to stamp with both feet and yelled at him, 'Good God!

    Youth Joseph Conrad
  • I don't know if there's anybody alive,' said mahon, almost tearfully.

    Youth Joseph Conrad
  • At last mahon and I had to crawl forward and cut the rope with an ax.

    Youth Joseph Conrad
  • mahon had charge of the second boat, and I had the smallest—the 14-foot thing.

    Youth Joseph Conrad
  • Here I bethought me of my patron, Colonel mahon, and determined to write to him.

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