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)
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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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References in classic literature ?
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. There, too, in the Place of Death is a secret chamber, known to none but the king and Gagool.
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.
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Kimberley Henry, 13, disappeared from Wellesley Terrace in the Arthur's Hill area of Newcastle "wrapped in a purple blanket".
Summary: New Delhi [India], June 14 (ANI): More than 300 delegates will participate in the inter-sessional meeting of Kimberley Process being hosted by India from June 17 to 21 in Mumbai, the government said on Friday.
LONG-TERM youth supremo Sean Kimberley has left Aston Villa, the Mail understands.
Kimberley Macfarlane was threatened with jail by a sheriff who said her two suicide bids had "inconvenienced" the public by forcing road closures.
Kimberley and Kayleigh Lomax attacked Ali Sajjad after a drunken argument outside Marbella Mambo bar, in Birkenhead.
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 12.17am.
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.