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Nan·tuck·et

 (năn-tŭk′ĭt)
An island of southeast Massachusetts south of Cape Cod, from which it is separated by Nantucket Sound, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean. Settled in 1659, the island was part of New York until 1692, when it was ceded to Massachusetts. It was a whaling center until the mid-1850s and is now a popular resort.

Nan·tuck′et·er n.
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Nantucket

(nænˈtʌkɪt)
n
(Placename) an island off SE Massachusetts: formerly a centre of the whaling industry; now a resort. Length: nearly 24 km (15 miles). Width: 5 km (3 miles). Pop (county and town): 10 724 (2003 est)
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Nan•tuck•et

(nænˈtʌk ɪt)

n.
an island off SE Massachusetts: summer resort. 5087; 15 mi. (24 km) long.
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Noun1.Nantucket - an island resort off Cape CodNantucket - an island resort off Cape Cod; formerly a center of the whaling industry
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Much was I disappointed upon learning that the little packet for Nantucket had already sailed, and that no way of reaching that place would offer, till the following Monday.
The Pequod's signal was at last responded to by the stranger's setting her own; which proved the ship to be the Jeroboam of Nantucket. Squaring her yards, she bore down, ranged abeam under the Pequod's lee, and lowered a boat; it soon drew nigh; but, as the side-ladder was being rigged by Starbuck's order to accommodate the visiting captain, the stranger in question waved his hand from his boat's stern in token of that proceeding being entirely unnecessary.
A strange, apostolic whim having seized him, he had left Neskyeuna for Nantucket, where, with that cunning peculiar to craziness, he assumed a steady, common sense exterior and offered himself as a green-hand candidate for the Jeroboam's whaling voyage.
Joined by a crew of local boat captains, navigation experts and ocean kayakers, McConnell began at Nantucket's Eel Point and after 18 miles ended short of the Edgartown lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard.
AYOUNG man who says Kevin Spacey groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016 has dropped his lawsuit against the Oscar-winning actor, his lawyer has said.
Mitchell Garabedian, the alleged victim's lawyer, on Friday said his client filed papers on Wednesday to voluntarily dismiss a lawsuit in Nantucket County Superior Court that accused Spacey of "explicit sexual behavior and lewd and lascivious conduct."
The petition of a Nantucket landowner to move a barn off his property is heading back to the town's Historic District Commission for a third time, thanks to a decision by the Appeals Court March 14.
Gary Halversen, a 79-year-old retired physician, and his wife Ann sued Branson's Nantucket LLC in Stone County Circuit Court in 2015, alleging both fraudulent misrepresentation and violations of the Missouri Merchandising Purchasing Act.
[USA], Jan 08 (ANI): Actor Kevin Spacey made his first appearance at a Massachusetts court over a criminal charge that he sexually assaulted an 18-year-old boy at a bar in Nantucket.
He is accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old male after plying him with alcohol at a bar in Nantucket in 2016.
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"When her aunt Jane (Kathie Lee Gifford), a successful author, senses she has mixed emotions surrounding her engagement, she invites Paula to her Nantucket home for a well-needed weekend getaway."