[ skran-tn ]


  1. William Warren, 1917–2011, U.S. politician.
  2. a city in NE Pennsylvania.


/ ˈskræntən /


  1. an industrial city in NE Pennsylvania: university (1888). Pop: 74 320 (2003 est)

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Twenty miles of mountain bike trails, plus fishing and paddling on a 48-acre spring-fed lake, await at Moon Lake State Forest Recreation Area, an hour from Scranton.

Oklahoma's 22nd state Senate district is just outside Oklahoma City, and Pennsylvania's 22nd state Senate district covers Scranton.

He also polled a lot better in the Scranton area, narrowing the Democrats’ margin in Lackawanna County to 2,500 from 27,000.

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Douglass was Medevaced to a hospital in Scranton, where he was stabilized.

The real vice president was born in Scranton, Pa., but moved to Wilmington, Del., in 1953.

When Biden talked about his hometown of Scranton, by contrast, it seemed natural.

And he's talking about the places I grew up in, my neighbors in Scranton and Claymont.

We must be sure we are makers of our history rather than passive consumers of it, writes veteran Roy Scranton.

Mr. Campbell stated that his colleague, Mr. Scranton, was absent from the Hall because of illness.

Stayed right here till she'd given us our Christmas gifts and dinner and then off she went to see this old aunt in Scranton.

A week after her arrival in Scranton the old aunt had been taken sick, and it was months before the old soul was herself again.

When Scranton, Willard & Co.'s cashier reckoned up his "tags" he found no record of a check for $127,000.

If our great-grandparents were all like that what an age it had been for the Scranton correspondence courses!


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