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

  • A municipal borough of southeast England east of London. A popular seaside resort, it also has light industries. Population: 58,400.
  • A city of southeast Florida northwest of Fort Lauderdale. It is a resort community. Population: 56,000.

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  • proper n. A coastal town in Kent, England.
  • proper n. A town in New Jersey, USA.
  • proper n. A town in Florida, USA.

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  • n. a grunt with a red mouth that is found from Florida to Brazil


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  • Years ago, I had a place on the Atlantic ocean in Margate, NJ (near Atlantic City).

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  • His first was in Margate in 1853, and last in Plymouth in 1884.

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  • Spoken by Paddy Considine and filmed in Margate, if that helps.

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  • One day I was looking for sea glass in Margate, NJ and I saw a small piece of light green sticking out of the sand.

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  • The only other astounding fact I know about Margate is that the railway once proudly claimed that it had the longest station lavatories in Britain, to accommodate the urgent rush of daytrippers from trains arriving from London.

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  • Obsessed by the possibility of understanding Stacy's suicide, Jace seeks out the property - Priory House, a big brick fortress in Margate, England - and buys it.

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  • A hasty visit to Margate is pressed into service as readily as a recent text from James Joyce, or a class on the Buddha that the poet had attended not long before, and few of the London landmarks are very far from the bank in "The City" at which Eliot toiled from nine to five.

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  • Fogg, who grew up in Margate in nearby Broward County, allowed six runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings.

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  • But the alarm is insufficiently allayed by this, as all readers of such organs as The National Review and all who have observed the doings at the recent Conservative Convention in Margate must full realize.

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  • No one could breathe the word Margate without Aunt Aggie remarking that she had had a dear friend who had evinced a great partiality for

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