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

  • A municipal borough of eastern Ireland on the Boyne River. Oliver Cromwell stormed the town in 1649 and massacred the inhabitants. Population: 29,000.

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  • n. in 1649 the place was captured by Oliver Cromwell, who massacred the Catholic inhabitants

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