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

  • A village of southeast Virginia on the York River north of Newport News. It was the site of Cornwallis's surrender of the British forces (1781) in the American Revolution. During the Civil War Union troops occupied the town after a siege in 1862.

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  • proper n. a town in southeastern Virginia, USA
  • proper n. the site of the final battle of the Revolutionary War.

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  • n. a historic village in southeastern Virginia to the north of Newport News; site of the last battle of the American Revolution
  • n. in 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops; the surrender ended the American Revolution

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  • Dontae L. Tazewell, a hospital corpsman assigned to a medical clinic in Yorktown, is charged with one count of making a false official statement, eight counts of forging documents related to the insignia, and 11 counts of wearing unauthorized badges or medals.

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  • a hospital corpsman assigned to a medical clinic in Yorktown, is charged with one count of making a false official statement, eight counts of forging documents related to the insignia, and 11 counts of wearing unauthorized badges or medals.

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  • BTW: I grew up in Yorktown VA and went to school at ODU!

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  • In one instance, the Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown, Virginia was moved to, among other places, the facility in Indian Head, Maryland, and the one in China Lake, California, places that seem much more costly to run and live around.

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  • LUDDEN: Abigail, I can just I just encountered one of those this weekend in Yorktown, Virginia, in a very old house.

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  • And Robert Baer, there's an email along these along these lines who - Bill in Yorktown, Virginia asks, how could the bomb makers predict when the bomb would be on an aircraft and which aircraft?

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  • I could remember being six years old and living in Yorktown, Virginia, and filling my wagon filled with comic books and then going around the neighborhood to all my friends 'houses and trying to trade for "Archie" comic books.

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  • He spent much of his career at IBM's Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and in 1993 joined Hopkins, where he became a professor of electrical engineering and director of the Center for Language and Speech Processing.

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  • Cornwallis, 85, a former member of the House of Lords, will be a guest at formal anniversary ceremonies in Yorktown on Thursday.

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