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 (pä′mər-stən, päl′-), Third Viscount. Title of Henry John Temple. 1784-1865.
British politician remembered for his efforts to maintain the balance of power in Europe. He served as prime minister from 1855 to 1858 and 1859 to 1865.
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(Placename) the former name (1869–1911) of Darwin1


(Biography) Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston. 1784–1865, British statesman; foreign secretary (1830–34; 1835–41; 1846–51); prime minister (1855–58; 1859–65). His talent was for foreign affairs, in which he earned a reputation as a British nationalist and for high-handedness and gunboat diplomacy
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(ˈpɑ mər stən)

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount, 1784–1865, British statesman: prime minister 1855–58, 1859–65.
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Never had one of Bright's or Cobden's sudden onslaughts, never had one of Palmerston's abrupt demands for funds to plate the rocks of the English coast with iron, made such a sensation.
Having proposed his Resolution with discreet brevity of speech, Mirabel courted popularity on the plan adopted by the late Lord Palmerston in the House of Commons--he told stories, and made jokes, adapted to the intelligence of the dullest people who were listening to him.
Look, Nastasya, here are two specimens of headgear: this Palmerston"--he took from the corner Raskolnikov's old, battered hat, which for some unknown reason, he called a Palmerston--"or this jewel!
The club went viral before the game after warning fans found giving the nuisance birds food would be ejected from Palmerston.
The birds have set up home on the pitch at Queen of the South's Palmerston Park ground and have left a trail of destruction in their wake.
The cases involve pupils at Victoria Primary in Penarth and Palmerston Primary in Barry, which are both being deep-cleaned as a precaution.
St Mirren boss Jack Ross insists his Buddies will make sure there is no repeat of December's Palmerston panic.
A WOMEN'S health nurse from Palmerston North, Karen Naylor (left), has been elected to NZNO's board of directors, replacing Jacob Panikkamannil, who resigned in May.
In the Under-18s League, it went down to the top two as Palmerston and Grovey went head to head with a winner takes all game.
He joins Larry the Downing Street cat and Palmerston of the Foreign Office in Westminster amid mounting speculation that the pair are engaged in a turf war.
The squad have made an undisclosed financial contribution to the club's Supporters Trust's travel scheme after turning in a woeful performance at Palmerston on March 19.