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Taunton

[tawn-tn, tahn-] /ˈtɔn tn, ˈtɑn-/
noun
1.
a city in SE Massachusetts.
2.
former name of Taunton Deane.
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  • His wife was the daughter of a Taunton tradesman, and of handsome appearance.

  • And yet, in less than a week, he proclaimed himself at Taunton Market Cross!

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • It was none other than Master Tetheridge, the noisy town-clerk of Taunton.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I scarce expect to find him at Taunton, though we were so directed.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Of the other slain there are not more than ten of Taunton birth.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • What has all this to do with Taunton town and the rising of 1685?

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Taunton had changed as by magic from a city into a flower garden.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I wonder do you yet realize how much I sacrificed to-day at Taunton!

    Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
  • And what of this matter of the intercepted letter from London to our Taunton friends?

    Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
  • See this point discussed in Taunton's Cardinal Wolsey, chap.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
British Dictionary definitions for Taunton

Taunton

/ˈtɔːntən/
noun
1.
a market town in SW England, administrative centre of Somerset: scene of Judge Jeffreys' "Bloody Assize" (1685) after the Battle of Sedgemoor. Pop: 58 241 (2001)
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