from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The legislative capital of South Africa, in the extreme southwest part of the country on the Atlantic Ocean. It was founded in 1652 as a supply station for the Dutch East Indies Company. Population: 2,890,000.
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- proper n. The legislative capital of South Africa.
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- n. port city in southwestern South Africa; the seat of the legislative branch of the government of South Africa
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He left behind a standard work, Polynesian Mythology, and splendid libraries at Cape Town and Auckland, but his great achievement was that, whatever his chiefs at home thought, the people of all races and colours whom he governed were invariably sorry to see him go.
“There is supposed to be a storeship coming on from Cape Town soon, so we have enough provisions to last.”
"He pointed to the starboard beam and said, 'There is Cape Town and my friend the Commander-in-Chief of Simonstown 600 miles away ....'"
Governor Phillip had decided to send Sirius to Cape Town for more provisions; storeship Guardian was just too distant a prospect to cherish hopes of survival without something to go on with.
Force I (the cruisers Cornwall and Gloucester and the carrier Eagle) were at Durban, more than 4,000 miles from the Plate, and as they were at the disposal of Admiral Lyon he ordered them to Cape Town
Storeship Guardian, en route from England laden with food, had purchased every beast Cape Town had to spare and set off on the last leg to Botany Bay.
Ark Royal and Renown had left Cape Town on 12th December for an unknown destination; and furthermore chartered private planes flying over the Plate Estuary had sighted four British cruisers.
It had been baked in Cape Town and was very weevily, but it was food.
Only the Royal Navy storeship, Gorgon, would be delayed by a long port of call; she was to stay in Cape Town and buy as many animals as possible.
The surprise was a private plane trip to Cape Town and a visit to a performance ofThe Nutcracker by the South African Royal Ballet.