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

  • Pompey Originally Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus. 106-48 B.C. Roman general and political leader. With Caesar and Crassus he formed a ruling triumvirate (60-50) but was later defeated by Caesar and murdered in Egypt.

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  • proper n. The city of Portsmouth

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To pamper.
  • Bulging or sagging in a dangerous degree: said of a floor in a burning building; also, applied to ice when it is in a similar dangerous condition from thawing, etc.

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  • n. a port city in southern England on the English Channel; Britain's major naval base
  • n. Roman general and statesman who quarrelled with Caesar and fled to Egypt where he was murdered (106-48 BC)


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  • Friday, April 17, 2009 at 3: 18 p.m. POMPEY (AP) -- An 18-year-old man has admitted breaking into a Pompey hunter's home and helping steal his collection of big-game animal pelts, including a rare polar bear skin rug.

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  • Pompey is afterwards dismayed to attend to which a Roman in actuality is in a field, which troops avocation "Can from a path of Egypt's widow pluck/The ne'er-lust-wearied Antony."

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  • -- In Act Two, a immature Pompey is in fighting behind opposite a triumvirate of Octavius, Antony as good as Lepidus, fervent to rehabilitate a reputation of his father, once cheered by a Roman mob, killed in conflict by Julius Caesar.

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  • Actually Caecilius was a real person who lived in Pompey and the remains of his house are in all the tourist brochures - hence his inclusion in the CLC.

    Schoolboy Latin

  • "He's extremely happy that coach (Tony) Dungy and Bill Polian expressed that they wanted to have him back and we wanted to get it done," said Kevin Pompey, Brock's agent. - Brock signs five-year deal to stay with Colts

  • Clark cut his name on this rock, which is not so far from the railway station they call Pompey's

    The Young Alaskans on the Missouri

  • I called Pompey's attention to the subject, and he — he agreed with me.

    Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque. In Two Volumes. Vol. I

  • At once I called Pompey's attention to the subject, and he -- he agreed with me.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 4

  • Surely, in short, Pompey shouldn't be allowed to win this Cup with this cheatingly-acquired team?

    The Guardian World News

  • And from this time on he often privately referred to Pompey as “the Pharaoh” or sometimes as “the Shah.”



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