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

  • A cape of southwest England at the southern tip of The Lizard, a peninsula extending southward into the English Channel. It is the southernmost point of Great Britain.

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  • The next morning the captain told me he thought himself thirty miles to the westward of Plymouth, and before evening declared that the Lizard Point, which is the extremity of

    The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon

  • -- The next morning the captain told me he thought himself thirty miles to the westward of Plymouth, and before evening declared that the Lizard Point, which is the extremity of Cornwall, bore several leagues to leeward.

    The Works of Henry Fielding, Volume Six: Miscellanies

  • Lizard Point, which is the extremity of Cornwall, bore several leagues to leeward.

    Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon — Volume 1

  • It's more a case of: Who Doesn't Dare Doesn't Even Set Off. They spend the best part of a year in the Helford river, waiting for the weather to clear up before plucking up courage to attempt a rounding of the treacherous Lizard Point.

    Chris Ryan's Strike Back and Timothy Spall: Somewhere at Sea

  • His name was Barzillai Beckeleg and he lived in a small, remote cottage, hard by the sea between the Lizard Point and St Keverne on the south Cornish coast.

    Final Resting Place of The Pen

  • Lizard Point gives students 36 interactive maps to study.

    Five Interactive Geography Activities

  • Two weeks after the $14.5 million, 140-foot, silver-hulled Mari-Cha IV slipped past the finish line at Lizard Point, near Cornwall, England, with the 72-year-old Robert Miller at the helm and his royal son-in-law at his side, Pavlos and Marie-Chantal celebrated another happy occasion in Athens.

    Greece's Royal Couple

  • He should stay behind this system, so we think he's going to be OK and ultimately he's going to travel over here to Lizard Point, England.

    CNN Transcript Oct 22, 2008

  • British Channel, when we saw the Scilly Isles in the distance, and about noon caught a glimpse of the Lizard Point, and the south coast of England, together with the lighthouse: the country of the French lay on our right at the distance of about eighty miles.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXVI. October, 1843. Vol. LIV.

  • As it tracked the ocean, with its guardian, the Elizabeth, the sight of a British man-of-war off Lizard Point excited the ardour of the youthful hero on board of La Doutelle.

    Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745 Volume II.

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