- a seaport in SW Cornwall, in the SW extremity of England: resort.
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Examples from the Web for penzance
She went off to Penzance in search of sea bathing and inexpensive lodgings.History's Most Memorable Mistress
December 26, 2008
The musical-box had burst into selections from The Pirates of Penzance.Stingaree
E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
The mother church of Penzance is that of Madron a short distance away.The Cornish Riviera
As the wind was south-west, we sailed straight for Penzance.
She, probably, not knowing what has happened to us, will stand on to Penzance.
His ardor had worn him out, and he was forced to take a holiday at Penzance.Historic Inventions
Rupert S. Holland
- a town in SW England, in SW Cornwall: the westernmost town in England; resort and fishing port. Pop: 20 255 (2001)
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Word Origin and History for penzance
place in Cornwall, Pensans (late 13c.), literally "Holy Headland," from Cornish penn "head" + sans "holy."
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