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

  • The capital of American Samoa, on the southern coast of Tutuila Island. It is a port and naval station. Population: 4,190.

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  • n. a port in American Samoa


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  • It's the town of Pago Pago, which is all around a harbor right here, as can you see.

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  • The test turned out to be an essay on the geography and climate of a place called Pago Pago.

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  • In Kenya, an enraged Mau-Mau had speared her mama, Mimi, with a tse-tse fly; and in the jungles of Pago Pago, a dum-dum shell to the back of the head had sent her papa, Pepe, to the promised land.

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  • The unthinkable was happening -- in Manila, in Papeete, in Pago Pago, and in Bali -- and an air of paranoia began to surface.

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  • Unbelievably, Pan Am Flight One and Pan Am Flight Two, our famous round-the-world flights, were discontinued, as were the more exotic destinations such as Belem, Monrovia, Keflavik, and Pago Pago.

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  • In the last week of September 1917, a battered launch struggled into the harbor of Pago Pago, in the U.S. territory of Samoa, bearing the sunburned and dehydrated figures of four American merchant seamen.

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  • That is followed by the Oceania congress January 15 in Pago Pago, American Samoa.

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  • Born in Pago Pago, American Samoa, Tatupu moved to Hawaii during his early education and became a standout running back for the famed Punahou School in Honolulu.

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  • She started at that, quite bewildered for a moment; then her eyes lowered, and I'll swear she stifled a smile, for she glanced at me sidelong and gave that little lift of the chin that's the coquette's salute from Tunbridge Wells to Pago Pago, as she murmured: "Como quiera usted."


  • By the 1890s, with Samoa's Pago Pago and Hawaii's Pearl Harbor flying the Stars and Stripes, his ambition was realized, a realization that depended in part on the U. S.

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