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 (lo͞o′ē-vĭl′, -ə-vəl)
The largest city of Kentucky, in the north-central part of the state on the Ohio River southwest of Cincinnati. Originally the site of a fort built by George Rogers Clark in 1778, it is now the center of a large metropolitan area and home to the Kentucky Derby.
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(Placename) a port in N Kentucky, on the Ohio River: site of the annual Kentucky Derby; university (1837). Pop: 248 762 (2003 est)
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(ˈlu iˌvɪl, -ə vəl)

a port in N Kentucky, on the Ohio River: Kentucky Derby. 260,689.
Lou`is•vill′ian, n.
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Noun1.Louisville - the largest city in KentuckyLouisville - the largest city in Kentucky; located in north central Kentucky on the Ohio river; site of the Kentucky Derby
Churchill Downs - a racetrack for thoroughbred racing in Louisville; site of the Kentucky Derby
Bluegrass State, Kentucky, KY - a state in east central United States; a border state during the American Civil War; famous for breeding race horses
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They went to Louisville and lived there for some time.
She showed him the letter in which Jean Roussel asked her to recall the first hours of their union in their beautiful and charming Louisville home.
LEAVING Cincinnati at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, we embarked for Louisville in the Pike steamboat, which, carrying the mails, was a packet of a much better class than that in which we had come from Pittsburg.
There was nothing very interesting in the scenery of this day's journey, which brought us at midnight to Louisville. We slept at the Galt House; a splendid hotel; and were as handsomely lodged as though we had been in Paris, rather than hundreds of miles beyond the Alleghanies.
On the fourth night after leaving Louisville, we reached St.
"He told me that I was going down to Louisville, to hire out as cook to the same tavern where my husband works,--that's what Mas'r told me, his own self; and I can't believe he'd lie to me," said the woman.
It was a bright, tranquil evening when the boat stopped at the wharf at Louisville. The woman had been sitting with her baby in her arms, now wrapped in a heavy sleep.
Book's TD came after a bizarre sequence featuring 3 consecutive fumbles between the teams, the last of which Notre Dame recovered at Louisville's 20.
Authorities in Louisville, Kentucky, continue to search for a missing single mother, who was last seen on Aug.
("Charter"), whose subsidiary installed the wire, and Louisville Gas and Electric Company ("Louisville"), which owns the tower and is a party to the easement.
As the story goes, in 1899 Barney Dreyfuss purchased the Pittsburgh National League club, arranged a trade with the team he previously owned, the Louisville Colonels, and spirited away all of Louisville's best players, including Honus Wagner, Fred Clarke, and Rube Waddell.

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