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1. A city of southeast Ontario, Canada, on Lake Ontario near the head of the St. Lawrence River. The present city was founded by Loyalists in 1783 on the site of Fort Frontenac, a crucial defense point in the French and Indian Wars. It was capital of the Province of Canada from 1841 to 1843.
2. The capital of Jamaica, in the southeast part of the island on the Caribbean Sea. It was founded c. 1692 and became the capital in 1872.
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1. (Placename) the capital and chief port of Jamaica, on the SE coast: University of the West Indies. Pop: 574 000 (2005 est)
2. (Placename) a port in SE Canada, in SE Ontario: the chief naval base of Lake Ontario and a large industrial centre; university (1841). Pop: 108 158 (2001)
3. (Placename) the capital of Norfolk Island, in the S Pacific Ocean
4. (Placename) short for Kingston upon Thames
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(ˈkɪŋz tən, ˈkɪŋ stən)

1. the capital of Jamaica. 600,000.
2. a port in SE Ontario, in SE Canada, on Lake Ontario. 55,050.
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Noun1.Kingston - a town on the Hudson River in New York
Empire State, New York State, NY, New York - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
2.Kingston - a town in southeast Ontario on Lake Ontario near the head of the Saint Lawrence River
Ontario - a prosperous and industrialized province in central Canada
3.Kingston - capital and largest city of Jamaica
Jamaica - a country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in 1962; much poverty; the major industry is tourism
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Indeed, it may be said of Kingston, that one half of it appears to be burnt down, and the other half not to be built up.
Every minute a fresh gun came into position until, before twilight, every copse, every row of suburban villas on the hilly slopes about Kingston and Richmond, masked an expectant black muzzle.
He is in Highbury every now and then, and he is sure to ride through every week in his way to Kingston. He has passed you very often."
With the next morning, there came a rumour, that two men and a boy were in the cage at Kingston, who had been apprehended over night under suspicious circumstances; and to Kingston Messrs.
"As I was weeping and begging on the high road, a minister from Kingston took me in, instructed me in the Calvinistic faith, taught me all he knew himself and aided me in my researches after my family."
We arranged to start on the following Saturday from Kingston. Harris and I would go down in the morning, and take the boat up to Chertsey, and George, who would not be able to get away from the City till the afternoon (George goes to sleep at a bank from ten to four each day, except Saturdays, when they wake him up and put him outside at two), would meet us there.
"'Yes, master, and I've never been in it much.' (I had come out of Kingston Jail last on a vagrancy committal.
Lion and I being determined not to waste anything of our weekly visit, turned out early, and came over from Kingston, my present headquarters, where I am making a sketch or two.' Then he told how he had met Mr Clennam at the ferry, and they had come over together.
It was about midnight when we cycled through Kingston to Surbiton, having trundled our machines across Ham Fields, mournful in the mist as those by Acheron, and so over Teddington Bridge.
In the pleasant towns of Chertsey, Walton, Kingston, and Staines, her figure came to be quite well known for some short weeks, and then again passed on.
Presently the words Jamaica, Kingston, Spanish Town, indicated the West Indies as his residence; and it was with no little surprise I gathered, ere long, that he had there first seen and become acquainted with Mr.
The pilot grunted, while the skipper swept on with his glass from the launch to the strip of beach and to Kingston beyond, and then slowly across the entrance to Howth Head on the northern side.

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