from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of southeast Massachusetts on the Taunton River north of Fall River. Settled in the 1630s, it is a metalworking and manufacturing center. Population: 56,100.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A town in Somerset, England
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A broadcloth of the seventeenth century.
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Last month, Mr. Frank, 70, drafted former President Bill Clinton to appear at a campaign event in Taunton, a sign of how seriously Mr. Frank takes the race.
A school in Taunton takes a dim view of this sort of thing:
I grew up in Taunton, which in "British" is pretty much phonetic but in Bostonian is a very harshly-accented "Taw - ` n" (this caused problems and a very amused bartender when I tried to order a Taunton Ale in Oxford!).
The new MP for Taunton is our own Jeremy Browne, and House Points has every confidence that history will not repeat itself.
Wyatt [Earliest known born ca. 1670 in Taunton, Somersetshire, England]
Farmer (more than one line) [Earliest known (1) born ca. 1667 in Taunton, Somersetshire, England; (2) born ca. 1560 in London, England]
My dad grew up in Taunton, Mass., and was an avid Red Sox fan.
Just before I left London I had a letter from one of my fellows who settled down in Taunton, Somersetshire.
Taunton is a Large town haveing houses of all sorts of buildings both brick and stone, but mostly timber and plaister, its a very neate place and Looks substantial as a place of good trade.
British Actress born in Taunton, Somerset, England.
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