from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An island of southeast Massachusetts south of Cape Cod, from which it is separated by Nantucket Sound, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean. Settled in 1659, the island was part of New York until 1692, when it was ceded to Massachusetts. It was a whaling center until the mid-1850s and is now a popular resort.

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  • proper noun An island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the United States.

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  • noun an island resort off Cape Cod; formerly a center of the whaling industry


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  • NANTUCKET NECTARS is a convenient example; the bottle features a picture of an island and a map of same, along with a statement that the drinks were “born” in Nantucket and “embody the wholesome quality of the island.”

    Bob Brauneis on geographic marks

  • NANTUCKET (September 04, 2008) As school starts again on Nantucket, faculty and families cope with the suicides for four young people in less than two years. » WBUR

  • I have to confess to rather liking Jane Green though – I read ‘The Beach House’ simply because it is set in Nantucket which is one of my favourite places, and was very pleasantly suprised indeed.

    Me and Chick-Lit « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Interestingly, the area south of Nantucket is one of the most useless patches of ocean off the US east coast, full of shoals that make it dangerous to transit.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Cape Wind Approved

  • If you look at a map of the special election results, you will see that Brown won the Cape (at least the parts that would actually be able to see anything out in Nantucket Sound).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Cape Wind Approved

  • Donald Sprague McCreary was born in Nantucket and grew up in Cleveland.

    Donald S. McCreary, 85, dies; was USDA administrator, mission chief for CARE

  • Not only does it start in Nantucket, but a perusal of the chapter titles gives away the subversive subtext:

    A Reminder: Don't Fuck With the Assistant

  • Putting Cape Wind in Nantucket Sound is like putting a refinery in Yellowstone.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Cape Wind Approved

  • In approving the Cape Wind project, a group of 130 modern windmills in Nantucket Sound that would start generating electricity by the end of 2012, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said he would "strike the right balance" between energy development and protecting the area.

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, April 29, 2010

  • Noah Rabinowitz for The Wall Street Journal Ms. Foley, who has a primary home in Nantucket and spends some time in Florida, listed the pied - à - terre in September with Sotheby 's International Realty for $1.295 million.

    UES Pied-


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