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Tampico

[tam-pee-koh; Spanish tahm-pee-kaw] /tæmˈpi koʊ; Spanish tɑmˈpi kɔ/
noun
1.
a seaport in SE Tamaulipas, in E Mexico.
Related forms
Tampican, noun
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  • But I never learned this till we got to Tampico, where they went with me for the tarpon-fishing.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • We notice, on the coast, the Gulf of Tampico, into which pours the river Panuco.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • By the twenty-third Tampico had therefore a garrison of about 650 good regulars.

  • Tampico would have been a delightful resting-place for a while.

  • It would begin in California and end in the parts about Tampico.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • Specimens from the vicinity of Tampico are typical texensis.

  • At Tampico she had wearied of ocean travel, and–well, that was all.

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • Were you with Captain Maurel when we ambushed them near Tampico?

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • It accounted for Murgua and Rodrigo plotting together in Tampico.

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • She reached Tampico some two days before the Impratrice Eugnie.

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
British Dictionary definitions for Tampico

Tampico

/Spanish tamˈpiko/
noun
1.
a port and resort in E Mexico, in Tamaulipas on the Pánuco River: oil refining. Pop: 702 000 (2005 est)
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