Provincetown

[prov-ins-toun]
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noun

a town at the tip of Cape Cod, in SE Massachusetts: resort.

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  • Although, speaking of resorts, now that Provincetown is out, weather on Sea of Azov is lovely in August.

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    P. J. O’Rourke

    March 7, 2014

  • Later we learn that “Lennon and his wife had purchased a condo about a mile and a half from the Mailer home” in Provincetown, RI.

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    Norman Mailer: A Life Lived Loud

    Adam Begley

    October 20, 2013

  • So at Provincetown, when the Mayflower first dropped anchor in 1620, the Pilgrims did likewise.

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    The Real Story Behind Thanksgiving

    Nick Bunker

    November 24, 2010

  • During my visits to Provincetown, I marveled as I watched the family cook, sing together, and play on the beach together.

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    They Were Perfect Together

    Lawrence Schiller

    November 22, 2010

  • This meant dinner together every night and family vacations to Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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    Thank God My Moms Are Lesbians

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    June 21, 2010

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British Dictionary definitions for provincetown

Provincetown

noun

a village in SE Massachusetts, at the tip of Cape Cod: scene of the first landing place of the Pilgrims (1620) and of the signing of the Mayflower Compact (1620). Pop: 3472 (2003 est)
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