Mafeking

[ mah-fi-king ]

noun
  1. a town in N Republic of South Africa: former administrative seat of Bechuanaland; besieged for 217 days by Boers 1899–1900.

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How to use Mafeking in a sentence

  • Curiously enough, he says that Ladysmith was in far worse case than Mafeking when relieved.

    In the Ranks of the C.I.V. | Erskine Childers
  • We were, indeed, as jolly as the proverbial sandboys during those few days in Mafeking before the war commenced.

    South African Memories | Lady Sarah Wilson
  • In contrast to the usual practice, these departments worked perfectly smoothly together at Mafeking.

    South African Memories | Lady Sarah Wilson
  • At that date the Mafeking garrison consisted of about seven or eight hundred trained troops.

    South African Memories | Lady Sarah Wilson
  • It was reported amongst my friends at home that, in order to escape from Mafeking, my maid and myself had ridden 200 miles.

    South African Memories | Lady Sarah Wilson

British Dictionary definitions for Mafeking

Mafeking

/ (ˈmæfɪˌkɪŋ) /


noun
  1. the former name (until 1980) of Mafikeng

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