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Poole

[pool] /pul/
noun
1.
a port in Dorset, in S England.
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  • "There always has been mud in Poole Harbour," said Mrs. Munt, with a slight frown.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • There was a long silence, during which the tide returned into Poole Harbour.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • It was shown but for half a minute, just as the bells of Poole Church struck nine.

    No Surrender! G. A. Henty
  • The Henriette came into Poole this morning, but we never trouble about her.

    No Surrender! G. A. Henty
  • No, I am sorry to say there is not; but I have every hope that we shall find he has got to Poole before us.

    No Surrender! G. A. Henty
  • Who should hear him but young Poole and that yellow devil of a Tomas!

    Margaret Tudor Annie T. Colcock
  • They came from opposite quarters, and Poole was in the shadow, so the other saw him not.

    Margaret Tudor Annie T. Colcock
British Dictionary definitions for Poole

Poole

/puːl/
noun
1.
a port and resort in S England, in Poole unitary authority, Dorset, on Poole Harbour; seat of Bournemouth University (1992). Pop: 144 800 (2001)
2.
a unitary authority in S England, in Dorset. Pop: 137 500 (2003 est). Area: 37 sq km (14 sq miles)
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