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Westport

[west-pawrt, -pohrt] /ˈwɛstˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt/
noun
1.
a town in SW Connecticut.
2.
a city in SE Massachusetts.
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  • I heard much of this gentleman at Westport, where he is well known.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • I'm sending a boat over to Westport; would you like to go in her?

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • The boatmen here in Westport have been telling this lie to the summer visitors for years.

    Within the Tides Joseph Conrad
  • Supposing the Earl of Westport brings a thousand men against you,—what are you going to do?

    The O'Ruddy Stephen Crane
  • Now his lordship, the great Earl of Westport, spoke, but not to me.

    The O'Ruddy Stephen Crane
  • About 20 miles southeast of Westport, between that place and Galway.

  • By the way, Johnson, which is the best outfitting store in Westport?

  • Total distance from Westport to the gold diggings, 685-1/4 miles.

    The Prairie Traveler Randolph Marcy

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