from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A state of the southeast United States bordering on the Atlantic Ocean. It was admitted as one of the original Thirteen Colonies in 1789. First settled c. 1653, it was part of the province of Carolina until 1691 and became a separate colony in 1711 and a royal colony in 1729. North Carolina seceded in May 1861 and was readmitted to the Union in 1868. The state has long been a center of tobacco growing and processing. Raleigh is the capital and Charlotte the largest city. Population: 9,060,000.
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- proper n. A state of the United States of America situated on the east coast of the North American mainland north of South Carolina and south of Virginia. Capital: Raleigh.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of the British colonies that formed the United States
- n. a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies
Joseph Hewes of North Carolina wrote to a friend, We do not treat each other with that decency and respect that was observed heretofore.
Subsequently, I became a professor of pediatrics and director of the Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning at the University of North Carolina Medical School, a position I currently hold.
I am especially grateful to Dean Jeffrey Houpt of the University of North Carolina Medical School for his courageous tolerance of my kind of mind.
KSM is a burly Pakistani born in Kuwait, who earned a degree in engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
All of us, the Tuckers, the Starks, and Lyttle and me lived in North Carolina then.
Small bands of patriots who had remained in arms after the fall of Charleston were soon cut to pieces or took refuge under such daring partisan leaders as Thomas Sumter and Francis Marion in swamps and forests across the North Carolina line.
In 1585, Sir Walter Raleigh had started a colony on Roanoke Island off the North Carolina coast, but it had ended mysteriously when 150 colonists had disappeared without a trace, leaving nothing but the word CROATAN the name of a local Indian tribe carved on a tree.
Her eye, drawn horizontally on the plains, was now swept vertically, following the deep-green spires of spruce and pine, and the rock cliffs, which were a beautiful shade of red—like her North Carolina dirt, only peachier, with a dusting of sparkles when the sun glanced off the rock face.
The Original Seven astronauts learned much of their celestial navigation at the domed Morehead Planetarium, built in 1949 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by alumnus John Motley Morehead III the inventor of a new process for manufacturing calcium carbide and a founder of Union Carbide.
Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861–65. 5 vols.