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Trincomalee

or Trincomali

[tring-koh-muh-lee] /ˌtrɪŋ koʊ məˈli/
noun
1.
a seaport in E Sri Lanka.
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  • Calling at Trincomalee en route, the 'Sunbeam' next proceeded to Burmah.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • At noon we had run 95 miles, and Trincomalee was 244 miles distant.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • Some question about Trincomalee was agitated at the same time.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • Trincomalee is situated about one hundred and eighty miles by land from Colombo.

    The Pearl of India Maturin M. Ballou
  • Trincomalee , an important naval station and seaport on the NE.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • Some of the finest specimens to be met with are in the central province of the island, between Kandy and Trincomalee.

    The Pearl of India Maturin M. Ballou
  • Nelson, without due consideration we think, declared the harbor of Trincomalee to be "the finest in the world."

    The Pearl of India Maturin M. Ballou
  • Hongkong, China, which name signifies "good harbor," is infinitely superior to this vaunted port of Trincomalee.

    The Pearl of India Maturin M. Ballou
  • Trincomalee, it should be remembered, is four hundred miles nearer to Calcutta than Colombo.

    The Pearl of India Maturin M. Ballou
  • Trincomalee, however, has some great advantages as a commercial port which cannot be ignored.

    The Pearl of India Maturin M. Ballou
British Dictionary definitions for Trincomalee

Trincomalee

/ˌtrɪŋkəʊməˈliː/
noun
1.
a port in NE Sri Lanka, on the Bay of Trincomalee (an inlet of the Bay of Bengal); British naval base until 1957: a centre of conflict in the insurgency by the Tamil Tigers (LTTE). Pop: 44 313 (1981 census); more recent official figures are not available
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