[lev-uh n-wurth, -werth]
- a city in NE Kansas.
- a federal and military prison there.
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Examples from the Web for leavenworth
When it was opened in Leavenworth, it was empty, save for the love and tenderness that were in it.
It is more than six hundred miles from Leavenworth to St. Louis by the river.
The fare from Leavenworth to St. Louis was twelve dollars each.
Colonel Leavenworth at once made preparations to ascend the river.Old Fort Snelling
Marcus L. Hansen
We went on to Leavenworth, where we had a dinner at the hotel which was worthy of Paris.Memoirs
Charles Godfrey Leland
- a city in NE Kansas, on the Missouri River: the state's oldest city, founded in 1854 by proslavery settlers from Missouri. Pop: 35 211 (2003 est)
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