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

  • An inlet of the Atlantic Ocean between the eastern coast of North Carolina and a row of low sandy barrier islands. Fish, oysters, and wildlife abound.


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  • BUXTON -- The state Coastal Resources Commission will hear about a study that says a portion of the Pamlico Sound is the best spot in North Carolina for a utility-scale wind energy farm.

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  • Then it rambles lazily through eastern North Carolina on its way to Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.

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  • Though she hadn't pulled away when he slipped his arm around her on the ferry, she'd been quiet, gazing at the waters of the Pamlico Sound.

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  • In the distance, with the sun sinking into the waters of the Pamlico Sound, the town of Buxton, with its white clapboard houses, looked like a postcard.

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  • She turned onto it, toward Pamlico Sound, and parked in front of the address she'd been given.


  • She carried her coffee to one of the small tables near the window overlooking Pamlico Sound, and Grace was relieved to see her go.


  • Pamlico Sound is a shallow estuary supporting an important nursery for 90 percent of all the commercial seafood species caught in North Carolina, as well as vast recreational fisheries.

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  • The "cell from hell" has killed so many fish -- a billion in one 1991 incident -- that North Carolina used bulldozers to bury them beneath the rancid shores of the Neuse River and Pamlico Sound.

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  • Huguenots came from France and settled at Bath, near Pamlico Sound.

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  • "Mad Hatteras" -- a four-bedroom shingle-style house in Avon, N.C., with a view of Pamlico Sound -- rented for 18 weeks at a peak rate of $1,395 a week in 2003.

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