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Port Royal

noun
1.
a village in S South Carolina, on Port Royal island: colonized by French Huguenots 1562.
2.
a historic town on SE Jamaica at the entrance to Kingston harbor: a former capital of Jamaica.
3.
former name of Annapolis Royal.
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  • All I want is that ye ensure my safe departure from Port Royal.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • They all believes me, even the men as sailed wi' me from Port Royal.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • If there's no other expedition'll tempt you, why not Port Royal?

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • To it he gave the name Port Royal after his birthplace in Bermuda.

  • General Lee's got an idea that Port Royal's our point of attack.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Undoubtedly he had been, but the shortest of time before, down the river by Port Royal.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Church now steered for Port Royal, which he had been forbidden to attack.

  • I must return to Port Royal, at all costs; my honour demands it.

    A Middy of the King Harry Collingwood
  • A mulatto, educated in the North, who had gone to help at Port Royal.

  • The life and work of Jansen seem at first far removed from Port Royal.

    Pascal John Tulloch
British Dictionary definitions for Port Royal

Port Royal

noun
1.
a fortified town in SE Jamaica, at the entrance to Kingston harbour: capital of Jamaica in colonial times
2.
the former name (until 1710) of Annapolis Royal
3.
(French) (pɔr rwajal). an educational institution about 27 km (17 miles) west of Paris that flourished from 1638 to 1704, when it was suppressed by papal bull as it had become a centre of Jansenism. Its teachers were noted esp for their work on linguistics: their Grammaire générale et raisonnée exercised much influence
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