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

  • A municipal borough of southwest England west-southwest of Plymouth. It is a port and summer resort and was frequently raided by pirates until the 18th century. Population: 20,200.

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  • proper n. A coastal town and port in Cornwall, England


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  • She now runs a hotel in Penzance with her photographer husband Michael Cox.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • We've booked a holiday for the end of August - we're going to Cornwall and have booked a cottage in Penzance for a week.

    August 9th, 2008

  • A British schooner docked in Penzance yesterday carrying 30,000 bottles of wine on a voyage that enthusiasts believe will herald a return to wind power in merchant shipping.

    Tall ships make a comeback as oil price hits exports « Isegoria

  • Customers and staff of the Peruvian Arms public house in Penzance have appealed to the Peruvian ambassador, Ricardo Luna Mendoza, asking him to grant them special status so they can continue to light up after the ban comes into force in England.

    Archive 2007-04-22

  • Mind you, with the exception of the huge Tesco supermarket Penzance is not a shopping mecca.


  • Such we cannot term Penzance -- not with propriety -- much like Omai, who said to you, "No mutton there, missee, no fine coach, no clock upon the stairs," etc.; but en revanche here is no Land's

    The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay — Volume 3

  • I changed it a bit so it was set in Penzance, which is where I wrote it.


  • You may visit Chapel Rock and St. Michael's Mount from Penzance, which is between three and four miles away and is the ideal centre for some of the most wonderful scenery in Cornwall.

    Legend Land, Vol. 1 Being a collection of some of the Old Tales told in those Western Parts of Britain served by The Great Western Railway.

  • I took the goods round by way of Penzance, meaning to deliver them on the return journey; but in Market-jew Street whom should I run up against but the widow herself, sporting it on the arm of a lawyer-fellow called Trudgian.

    Two Sides of the Face Midwinter Tales

  • The letter was dated, "Penzance"; and the doctor wrote, as he spoke, without ceremony.

    I Say No


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  • There be pirates.

    November 21, 2011