Kimberley


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Kimberley

(ˈkɪmbəlɪ)
n
1. (Placename) a city in central South Africa; the capital of Northern Cape province: besieged (1899–1900) for 126 days during the Boer War; diamond-mining and -marketing centre, with heavy engineering works. Pop: 62 526 (2001)
2. (Placename) Also called: the Kimberleys a plateau region of NW Australia, in N Western Australia: consists of rugged mountains surrounded by grassland. Area: about 360 000 sq km (140 000 sq miles)

Kim•ber•ley

(ˈkɪm bər li)

n.
a city in E Cape of Good Hope province, in the central Republic of South Africa: diamond mines. 149,667.
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Noun1.Kimberley - city in central South AfricaKimberley - city in central South Africa; center for diamond mining and diamond marketing
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
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There, also, is a deep pit, which, at some time, long-dead men dug out, mayhap for the stones ye speak of, such as I have heard men in Natal tell of at Kimberley.
One day beggin', next time shammin' tight, and next one o' them old pals from Kimberley what never come when I'm in.
Holmes, and it is the only time that ever I knew what love was-- it fairly drove me mad to think that she was in the power of the greatest brute and bully in South Africa--a man whose name is a holy terror from Kimberley to Johannesburg.
Kimberley Macfarlane was left in pain and despair after injury brought on the illness.
Not only did Melissa Janet Elaine McGovern arrive well ahead of her January 7 due date, her mum Kimberley Johnson was only in labour for six-and-a-half hours before she was born at 12.
Abstract: In 1991 a large bush meeting was held at Rugan in the East Kimberley, organised by the Kimberley Land Council and attended by more than 500 Aboriginal people from across the Kimberley.
Every Mother's Son is Guilty': Policing the Kimberley Frontier of Western Australia 1882-1905
Pioneering research into the age and history of Western Australia's Kimberley rock art is putting the ancient drawings into the international science spotlight, Premier Colin Barnett said today.
African diamond-producing states met, to discuss what could be done to achieve this protection, in 2000 in Kimberley, South Africa and the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme ("Kimberley Process") eventually came into operation in 2003 with the aim of increasing transparency and oversight in the diamond industry.
South African diamond mining companies Petra Diamonds (LSE: PDL) and Ekapa Mining Ltd have entered into a joint venture agreement, which combines the respective operations, owned and operated by the joint venture partners in the Kimberley area, into an unincorporated joint venture named the Kimberley Ekapa Mining joint venture, the companies said.
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Looking proud, but a little apprehensive, Kimberley Walsh watches her 10-month-old son Bobby Jay try out his new standing skills.