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

  • A city of southwest South Korea on an inlet of the Yellow Sea. Its port was opened to foreign trade in 1897. Population: 245,000.


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  • I was called once to Mokpo, which is a port on the coast because they were using and demanding a great deal of morphine.


  • The circuit might even represent nearby Mokpo, for this sprawling coastal city on South Korea's south-western tip was the home of the main opposition party and funding was deliberately cut in an attempt to marginalise the area.

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  • And while Graham exchanged reminiscences of Mokpo with her, he cudgeled his brain to try and decide whether her continual reference to her husband was deliberate.


  • But the track's remoteness from South Korea's population centers — it's a three-hour train ride to Mokpo from Seoul, plus another 30 to 60 minutes by bus or car to t he track — has damped ticket sales.

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  • "I heard that F1 is one of the top sports events in the world, but it feels so foreign and distant," says Jung Yang-hee, owner of Ceong Pung Young Wol, a Japanese restaurant in Mokpo.

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  • Drivers have been practicing for the Mokpo track using simulators and, based on those virtual conditions, have said it appears wide, useful for passing each other.

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  • At Mokpo, a Yellow Sea Port on the southwestern coast of Korea, London, along with the other steamer passengers, were herded ashore to fend for themselves while the Japanese War Office once again requisitioned their ship.


  • London chartered a native fishing junk at Mokpo and hired three Korean locals for a crew.


  • He was no amateur, but even so, must have lost some of his composure on the rickety junk, her mast carried away and her rudder shattered as she managed to limp in for repairs at Kunsan, about 80 miles north of Mokpo, where he enjoyed a hot bath before resuming the voyage.


  • Few, however, can surpass Jack London's open boat voyage on the Yellow Sea, from Mokpo to Chemulpo (Inchon of today) that winter of 1904.



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