Definitions

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  • noun US A white-fleshed variety of potato, suitable for table use, which was popular in the 1800s.

Etymologies

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Named for the place in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, where it was first produced. The placename means "place of two streams" in Lenape: from nisha ("two") + a root meaning "stream" (compare tànkhane ("narrow stream"), wëlàhëne ("nice stream") + the locative suffix -k.

Examples

  • The old Neshannock, or Mercer, is among the latest of the early varieties.

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  • Neshannock, with high-scoring Bobby Nittinger, is capable of an upset.

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  • After sharing it during its first two seasons of existence, Lincoln Park won the outright Class A Section 1 title for the first time by beating Neshannock, 78-62.

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  • Police said the SUV fled using several back roads in Wilmington and Neshannock townships, traveling at speeds between 80 and 100 mph.

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  • Junior guard Rob Heatherington was suspended for the WPIAL title game after being ejected for fighting in a semifinal victory against Neshannock, senior forward Eric Jurofcic was lost for the season with an ACL injury that he sustained in the same game and senior point guard T.J. Heatherington battled the flu through some of the playoffs.

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  • For Neshannock, losing hurler Josh Brown also tossed 4 innings and allowed 3 runs.

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  • According to Neshannock police, Lynn A. Beichner, 53, of Midfield Lane was traveling west on Maitland Lane at 1: 27 p.m. and failed to stop for a traffic light at the intersection of Wilmington Road.

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  • Smiley, 56, spent 27 years at Neshannock, compiling a 380-262 ledger.

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  • Her cancer in remission for the last two years, the Neshannock senior attended the game with her uncle.

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  • Another goodie has Cornell at OLSH, while Union, which was upset by Neshannock Tuesday, visits Monaca.

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