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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of eastern Australia on the Brisbane River, about 346 km (215 mi) long, near its mouth on Moreton Bay, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. The area was settled in 1824 as a penal colony. Population: 1,760,000.

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  • proper n. Large city and State capital of Queensland (Australia).

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  • n. capital and largest city of Queensland state; located in the southeastern corner of Queensland on the Pacific; settled by British as a penal colony; 3rd largest city in Australia

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  • February 5th, 2010 BRISBANE - The first of the five Ashes Tests will be held at The Gabba in Brisbane from November 25 to 29, it has been confirmed.

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  • June 6th, 2009 BRISBANE - Cricketer Andrew Symonds returned to Brisbane on Saturday and admitted he needed time to consider what he was going to do about his playing future.

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  • Fraudster Corey Paul Lewington, arrested after complaints to talk-back radio program, to be sentenced in two weeks A BRISBANE man dubbed the ` ` crying conman '' arrested on 16 fraud counts after complaints flooded into a Brisbane radio talk-back program last month will be sentenced in a fortnight, a court has been told.

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  • June 14th, 2009 BRISBANE - Olympic swim champion Stephanie Rice turns 21 on Wednesday, but the girl who loves a party more than most, will be restricting her celebrations to a quiet dinner with her family in Brisbane, reports The Australian.

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  • BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 26: Kevin Federline, ex-husband of Britney Spears, makes an instore appearance at Ed Hardy Edward Street on November 26, 2009 in Brisbane, Australia.

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  • BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 26: Kevin Federline, ex-husband of Britney Spears, makes an instore appearance with girlfriend Victoria Prince at Ed Hardy Edward Street on November 26, 2009 in Brisbane, Australia.

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  • BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA -- (Marketwire - Oct. 30, 2008) - Waratah Coal (TSX VENTURE: WCI) (Waratah) has been named Queensland Explorer of the Year at the Mining 2008 conference in Brisbane.

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  • Maybe the Ashes can dig us out of this mire (although it will help if the first delivery in Brisbane is not propelled in the general direction of second's slip kneecap and the status of the series is not 3-0 to Australia as we descend upon Melbourne for Christmas).

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  • “What these folks have done in Brisbane is to promote uncertainty and suspicion about everyone who wears a burqa,” Mr Evans said.

    Australia: Retailers chief says calls for veil ban are xonophobic

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