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Vigo

[vee-goh; for 1 also French vee-goh; for 2, 3 also Spanish bee-gaw] /ˈvi goʊ; for 1 also French viˈgoʊ; for 2, 3 also Spanish ˈbi gɔ/
noun
1.
Jean
[zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/ (Show IPA),
(Jean Almereyda) 1905–34, French film director.
2.
Bay of, an inlet of the Atlantic, in NW Spain. 19 miles (31 km) long.
3.
a seaport on this bay: naval battle 1702.
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  • Admiral Hobson, who broke the boom at Vigo in 1702, belonged to the same calling.

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  • When Orange reached the house in Vigo Street, it was still early in the day.

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  • The third in this case is the lady who called at Vigo Street.

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  • But Aumerle, ever fond of adventures, was at Vigo Street at half-past eight.

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  • Mr. Parflete saw the lady who went to Vigo Street, and he did not know who she was.

    Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes
  • You were before that at Vigo, aide-de-camp to the Duke of Ormonde.

  • In matters of credit and finance the word of Vigo was potential.

    The Conquest

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  • Vigo's swivel was rolled aboard, and some of the guns of Kaskaskia.

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  • Vigo pointed out the fur-trader's trail to Vincennes and Detroit.

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British Dictionary definitions for Vigo

Vigo

/ˈviːɡəʊ; Spanish ˈbiɡo/
noun
1.
a port in NW Spain, in Galicia on Vigo Bay (an inlet of the Atlantic): site of a British and Dutch naval victory (1702) over the French and Spanish. Pop: 292 566 (2003 est)
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