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(Placename) a port and resort in SW England, in S Cornwall. Pop: 21 635 (2001)
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(ˈfæl məθ)

1. a seaport in S Cornwall, in SW England: resort. 17,883.
2. a town in SE Massachusetts. 23,640.
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For this was the homeward-bound fleet from the far-off ends of the earth, and a Falmouth fruit-schooner, the smallest of them all, was heading the flight.
Two hours' pumping in every four is no joke--but it kept her afloat as far as Falmouth.
Tyne to Bankok; coals; put back to Falmouth leaky and with crew refusing duty.'
We became citizens of Falmouth. Every shopkeeper knew us.
They are endorsed outside, as you see, 'Some particulars of the voyage of the bark Gloria Scott, from her leaving Falmouth on the 8th October, 1855, to her destruction in N.
Nearly a hundred souls were in her, all told, when we set said from Falmouth.
"The night we anchored in Falmouth Bay, thinking then of taking our gold straight to the Bank of England, as eccentric lucky diggers - that night I thought would be the last for one or other of us.
"A couple of years ago I had a seven-ton cutter-rigged yacht, the Banshee, and we ran over to Madeira from Falmouth."
2nd of October we made the shore, of England; and at Falmouth I left the Beagle, having lived on board the good little vessel nearly five years.
His boyhood had passed in the neighborhood of the tin mines, and his youth as the cabin-boy of a smuggler, between Falmouth and Guernsey.
They tell me that some of our community are to be here from Falmouth and beyond, and others from Connecticut and Rhode Island, besides several of the Indian powwows, who, after their fashion, know almost as much deviltry as the best of us.
Fleets and armies, the blood of Lexington, and the fires of Charlestown and Falmouth, had been the answer to petition, remonstrance, and address....