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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.


(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


(ˈpɑ mər stən)

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount, 1784–1865, British statesman: prime minister 1855–58, 1859–65.
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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.
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Long-time rivals Larry the No10 moggy and Foreign Office pussy Palmerston really went for it yesterday.
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.
THE Foreign Office has appointed twoyear-old black and white cat Palmerston as its new mouser.
The black and white cat, named Palmerston, was recruited from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to join the Government department as "chief mouser", scaring off unwanted pests.
Peter's Food Service and Cardiff City FC joined forces to present Palmerston Primary School with the substantial selection of equipment.
Winners were announced on Friday August 14 at a black tie event in Auckland, and the Business/Investor Award went to Hongyan Zhu of Palmerston North (originally from China).