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  • proper n. A state of the United States of America. Capital and largest city: Charleston.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a state in east central United States

Etymologies

From west + Virginia. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Joe Manchin focused much of his State of the State address Wednesday on what he called West Virginia's accomplishments in the past year, but he also presented plenty of initiatives he wants lawmakers to take up.

    The Charleston Gazette -

  • It's what residents are calling the "West Virginia gold rush."

    'Green Jobs' vs. Real Energy Jobs

  • His bus stalled out on a highway and Senator Kennedy himself called the West Virginia highway patrol, and he said, "Ma'am, our bus is broke down on the highway."

    TRANSCRIPT: The Elena Kagan Hearings - Day 1

  • Again, this is in Ghent, West Virginia, which is close to the Winter Place ski resort in this area in Southern West Virginia.

    CNN Transcript Jan 30, 2007

  • Apparently caught up in the emotion of Saturday's admittedly impressive Elite Eight victory over top-seeded Kentucky, forward Wellington Smith was quick to label West Virginia as favorites to cut down the nets in Indianapolis. ...

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  • There may be a few "liberals" among them, but by and large they are Republicans, conservatives, some are even companies or estates, and every one is a long-term West Virginia property owner and taxpayer.

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  • Of note: he calls West Virginia's loss to UK "not as bad" now, and Arkansas, Minnesota, and Alabama scheduled like wimps.

    Kentucky Sports Radio

  • Pitt: Panthers 'last-second loss in Backyard Brawl will be forgotten if Pittsburgh beats Cincinnati for Big East title West Virginia: Mountaineers can't win Big East, but they completed their first undefeated season at home.

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  • Rival Patriot Coal Corp., of St. Louis, idled five coal mines in southern West Virginia that produce metallurgical coal for the steel industry.

    Coal Industry Losing Steam

  • Those mines, in southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky, produced 1.9 million tons in 2010, including 1.2 million tons of metallurgical coal and 0.7 million tons of thermal coal.

    James River Coal Swings to Profit on Higher Prices

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