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

  • The largest city of Delaware, on the Delaware River southwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded as Fort Christina by Swedish settlers in 1638 and held by the Dutch from 1655 until 1664, when it was taken by the English. E.I. Du Pont built a powder mill nearby in 1802, which established Wilmington's chemical industry. Following the liberalization of Delaware's banking laws in the 1980s, the city became a center of the credit card industry.
  • A city of southeast North Carolina near the mouth of the Cape Fear River south of Raleigh. Settled c. 1730, it is the state's largest port and was used by blockade runners during the Civil War.

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  • noun the largest city in Delaware
  • noun a town in southeastern North Carolina on the Cape Fear River

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  • WILMINGTON (The Borowitz Report) - Galvanized by Republican senatorial nominee Christine O'Donnell's anti-masturbation stance, masturbators from across the state converged on Wilmington today in what some are calling the largest pro-wanking protest in American history.

    Andy Borowitz: Delaware Masturbators March Against O'Donnell

  • WILMINGTON (The Borowitz Report) - Galvanized by Republican senatorial nominee Christine O'Donnell's anti-masturbation stance, masturbators from across the state converged on Wilmington today in what some are calling the largest pro-wanking protest in American history.

    Andy Borowitz: Delaware Masturbators March Against O'Donnell

  • WILMINGTON (The Borowitz Report) - Galvanized by Republican senatorial nominee Christine O'Donnell's anti-masturbation stance, masturbators from across the state converged on Wilmington today in what some are calling the largest pro-wanking protest in American history.

    Andy Borowitz: Delaware Masturbators March Against O'Donnell

  • WILMINGTON (The Borowitz Report) - Galvanized by Republican senatorial nominee Christine O'Donnell's anti-masturbation stance, masturbators from across the state converged on Wilmington today in what some are calling the largest pro-wanking protest in American history.

    Andy Borowitz: Delaware Masturbators March Against O'Donnell

  • WILMINGTON (The Borowitz Report) - Galvanized by Republican senatorial nominee Christine O'Donnell's anti-masturbation stance, masturbators from across the state converged on Wilmington today in what some are calling the largest pro-wanking protest in American history.

    Andy Borowitz: Delaware Masturbators March Against O'Donnell

  • WILMINGTON - Seneca didn't bring its "A" game in a 45-33 loss to Wilmington on Wednesday.

    The Times Today's News

  • WILMINGTON - Seneca didn't bring its "A" game in a 45-33 loss to Wilmington on Wednesday.

    The Times Today's News

  • WILMINGTON - Seneca didn't bring its "A" game in a 45-33 loss to Wilmington on Wednesday.

    The Times Today's News

  • “While we believe that the transition in Wilmington is going smoothly, the measure of success in Wilmington is what is going to happen next February, and what we are able to learn from this experience and how we apply those lessons as we move this effort across the country.”

    797 people call hotline during Wilmington, N.C.'s digital TV switch

  • Jesse Anthony wins day one of the Granogue Cross in Wilmington, Delaware.

    Laura Van Gilder, Jesse Anthony win day 1 of Granogue Cross

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