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Taunton

[tawn-tn, tahn-]
noun
  1. a city in SE Massachusetts.
  2. former name of Taunton Deane.
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Examples from the Web for taunton

Historical Examples

  • His wife was the daughter of a Taunton tradesman, and of handsome appearance.

    Heroes of the Telegraph

    J. Munro

  • And yet, in less than a week, he proclaimed himself at Taunton Market Cross!

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • It was none other than Master Tetheridge, the noisy town-clerk of Taunton.

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • I scarce expect to find him at Taunton, though we were so directed.

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Of the other slain there are not more than ten of Taunton birth.

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle


British Dictionary definitions for taunton

Taunton

noun
  1. a market town in SW England, administrative centre of Somerset: scene of Judge Jeffreys' "Bloody Assize" (1685) after the Battle of Sedgemoor. Pop: 58 241 (2001)
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