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- proper n. Collectively, the six states of the United States colonized by the English in the 17th century, namely Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
- proper n. a loosely defined region in the north of the state of New South Wales.
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- n. a region of northeastern United States comprising Maine and New Hampshire and Vermont and Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Connecticut
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Well, it's what he called New England running back
Speaks likes what she calls New England codfish dinner: a combination of shredded salt cod, mashed potatoes, mashed beets and cubes of fried salt pork.
She delivered direct groin shots to Obama with finesse and aplomb, and in rapid succession no less, like I haven't seen inflicted since I don't know when! springer: Thursday, September 04, 2008 12: 09: 00 AM I was wavering - a nervous nellie - being what you call a New England Republican, totally supportive of the Bush clan - I worried.
One cannot hear it in America outside of the little corner called New England, which is Yankee land.
I spoke to Joe Namath for about 15 minutes Thursday morning for another article, and, of course, the conversation eventually turned to Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie and the vulgar name he called New England quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday in The Daily News.
Summer in New England is short, but very sweet, a time where plants, birds, insects and animals come out of hibernation to feed, nest, fight and mate.
As the name New England might suggest, many of these town names were transplanted from the British Isles.
There are the so-called "broad a" heard sometimes in words like bath and last: the "r-less vowel" heard in both stressed and unstressed positions -- park your car in the lumber yard would give you four examples; and what is sometimes referred to as the New England short o, falling between the o of go and the u of cut, which makes road sound like rod, or boat like bot, to name two.
THat part we call New England, is betwixt the degrees of fortie one and fortie fiue, the very meane betwixt the North pole and the line; but that part this Discourse speaketh of, stretcheth but from Penobscot to Cape Cod, some seuentie fiue leagues by a right line distant each from other; within which bounds I haue seene at least fortie seuerall habitations vpon the Sea Coast, and sounded about fiue and twentie excellent good Harbours, in many whereof there is anchorage for fiue hundred saile of ships of any burden; in some of them for one thousand, and more then two hundred Iles ouer-growne with good Timber of diuers sorts of wood, which doe make so many Harbours, as required a longer time then I had to be well obserued.
The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles: With the Names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours from Their First Beginning, Ano: 1584. To This Present 1624. With the Procedings of Those Severall Colonies and the Accidents That Befell Them in All Their Journyes and Discoveries. Also the Maps and Descriptions of All Those Countryes, Their Commodities, People, Government, Customes, and Religion Yet Knowne. Divided into Sixe Bookes. By Captaine Iohn Smith, Sometymes Governour in Those Countryes & Admirall of New England
Slot receivers—namely New England's Wes Welker—were a factor in the first meeting and figure to be in this one, too.
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