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Stockton

[stok-tuh n] /ˈstɒk tən/
noun
1.
Frank R (Francis Richard Stockton) 1834–1902, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
2.
John, born 1962, U.S. basketball player.
3.
a city in central California, on the San Joaquin River.
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  • There had been no arrests, nor would there be, unless Buell or Stockton could be found.

    The Young Forester Zane Grey
  • The party reached Stockton, and proceeded to dine at one of the inns there.

    Lives of the Engineers Samuel Smiles
  • They finally took up farming land near what is now Stockton, as gold-mining did not pay.

    Stories of California Ella M. Sexton
  • When the vote was taken on the expulsion of Stockton, to the amazement of the leader it was a tie.

    The Clansman Thomas Dixon
  • In 1821 a railroad for the transportation of merchandise and passengers was opened between Stockton and Darlington in England.

British Dictionary definitions for Stockton

Stockton1

/ˈstɒktən/
noun
1.
an inland port in central California, on the San Joaquin River: seat of the University of the Pacific (1851). Pop: 271 466 (2003 est)

Stockton2

/ˈstɒktən/
noun
1.
1st Earl of. title of (Maurice Harold) Macmillan
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