Definitions

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  • proper n. A city in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan and capital of the district by that name.

Etymologies

After James Abbott; literally Abbott's town, Abbott + -abad. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We are in disbelief that this happened in Pakistan and Abbottabad, which is such a peaceful place, he said.

    Pakistani town shocked by bin Laden find

  • Officials said it was unlikely that the attack was linked to the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden on May 2 in the city of Abbottabad, which is not far from Charsadda.

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  • Rather, the spy chief, Lt. Gen. Ahmad Shuja Pasha, blamed an intelligence failure for the presence of Osama bin Laden in the city of Abbottabad, which is home to a top military academy and where the leader of Al Qaeda was killed in an American raid on May 2.

    NYT > Home Page

  • It was not known how long bin Laden had been in Abbottabad, which is less than half a days drive from the border region with Afghanistan.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • It was not known how long bin Laden had been in Abbottabad, which is less than half a day's drive from the border region with Afghanistan.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • The SEALs' destination was a house in the small city of Abbottabad, which is about a hundred and twenty miles across the Pakistan border.

    The New Yorker

  • It took the team of CIA officers and Navy SEALs carrying out the operation no more than 40 minutes to kill bin Laden in the compound in Abbottabad, which is close to Pakistan's capital of Islamabad.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • John Yoo has it right, as far as he goes " From Guantanamo to Abbottabad ," op-ed, May 4.

    Differences Emerge on the Lesson of bin Laden's Death

  • Sitting in the White House Situation Room, he followed the fate of the SEALs he sent into Abbottabad to take down Osama bin Laden.

    Killing bin Laden

  • Yazid, based in the northwest tribal areas of Pakistan, sent outgoing orders to commanders in Pakistan or affiliates in other countries, and relayed their messages to bin Laden's hideout in Abbottabad near Pakistan's capital.

    New Details In The Bin Laden Docs: Portrait Of A Fugitive Micro-Manager

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  • Wow. I know people who write poems like that. And brag about them. Gah.

    May 3, 2011

  • Definitely up there with WTM!

    May 3, 2011

  • funny.

    May 3, 2011

  • A recent article by Stephen Moss in "The Guardian" suggests this as a candidate for the worst poem ever written, commenting:

    "One begins to suspect satirical intent – or perhaps brain damage."

    Does Major Abbott out-Mcgonagall Mcgonagall? You be the judge:

    Abbottabad text

    May 3, 2011