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

  • A town of northwest Virginia on the Potomac River south-southwest of Alexandria. A U.S. Marine Corps base was established here in 1918. Population: 625.


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  • I had to take two steps for his every one as I followed him inside the spacious sunny lobby of a new building that looked enough like a fine hotel to have earned the nickname Quantico Hilton.

    Body of Evidence

  • Military equipment makers put that and more on display at a recent exposition in Quantico, Virginia.

    Military Equipment Makers Think 'Lighter, Sooner'

  • Robyn Wolfe, now a lead biologist at the FBI lab in Quantico, said that she had examined 18 items over a five-day period in June 2002 as part of the investigation into Levy's death.

    FBI biologist on stand at Levy trial

  • Also Tuesday, Sgt. Kim Chinn, Prince William County police spokeswoman, said forensic analysis has confirmed investigators 'belief that a shooting last week at the Marine Corps museum near Quantico is part of the spree.

    Shots fired at U.S. Coast Guard recruiting center in Woodbridge

  • Headquaters in Quantico issue order for the honor guards presence and the know Headquarters verifies he is intitled to an Honor Guard and all he is due are three Marines, two to fold the flag and one to hand it to the widow, Thank You Topsham Marines for sending you whole office of six for this fine hero.


  • It was designed in Quantico for the Marine Corps and was the standard Scout/Sniper weapon.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • I highly recommend a visit to the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, VA.

    Some Responses to Comments

  • When Brooks returned to the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, to assemble his combat footage into a documentary, he also began work on his first novel, The Brick Foxhole.

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood

  • I made sure the techniques and situations I discuss in Quantico are convincing, without providing usable guidelines.

    INTERVIEW: Greg Bear

  • SFS: Did you do any research on the FBI or other government agencies depicted in Quantico?

    INTERVIEW: Greg Bear


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