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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of east-central Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay south of Providence. Settled in 1643, it became a textile center in the 1800s and is now a residential suburb and summer resort.
  • English military and political leader who fought for the Yorkists during the Wars of the Roses and secured the throne for Edward IV (1461). He then changed allegiance and restored the Lancastrian Henry VI to the throne (1470). He was killed in the Battle of Barnet, which regained the throne for Edward.

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  • proper noun The county town of Warwickshire, England.
  • proper noun A habitational surname.

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  • noun English statesman; during the War of the Roses he fought first for the house of York and secured the throne for Edward IV and then changed sides to fight for the house of Lancaster and secured the throne for Henry VI (1428-1471)

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Old English Wǣringwīċ.

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