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The capital of Alabama, in the southeast-central part of the state south-southeast of Birmingham. Long an important cotton and livestock market and port on the Alabama River, it served as the first capital of the Confederacy (February to May 1861). In the 1960s, it was the site of the Montgomery bus boycott, a major civil rights protest led by Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.
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(Placename) a city in central Alabama, on the Alabama River: state capital; capital of the Confederacy (1861). Pop: 200 123 (2003 est)
1. (Biography) Bernard Law, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, nicknamed Monty. 1887–1976, British field marshal. As commander of the 8th Army in North Africa, he launched the offensive, beginning with the victory at El Alamein (1942), that drove Rommel's forces back to Tunis. He also commanded the ground forces in the invasion of Normandy (1944) and accepted Germany's surrender at Lüneburg Heath (May 7, 1945)
2. (Biography) L(ucy) M(aud). 1874–1942, Canadian writer; her novels include Anne of Green Gables (1908) and its sequels.
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Mont•gom•er•y(mɒntˈgʌm ə ri, -ˈgʌm ri)
1. Bernard Law, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein ( “Monty” ), 1887–1976, British field marshal.
2. the capital of Alabama, in the central part, on the Alabama River. 196,363.
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|Noun||1.||Montgomery - Canadian novelist (1874-1942)|
|2.||Montgomery - English general during World War II; won victories over Rommel in North Africa and led British ground forces in the invasion of Normandy (1887-1976)|
|3.||Montgomery - the state capital of Alabama on the Mobile River|
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