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A city of northwest England north-northeast of Liverpool. The Jacobites surrendered here after an uprising in 1715.


(Placename) a city in NW England, administrative centre of Lancashire, on the River Ribble: developed as a weaving centre (17th–18th centuries); university (1992). Pop: 184 836 (2001)


(ˈprɛs tən)

a seaport in W Lancashire, in NW England. 132,200.
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Meanwhile Captain Preston was, perhaps, sitting in our great chair before the hearth of the British Coffee House.
As the tumult grew louder it reached the ears of Captain Preston, the officer of the day.
A gentleman (it was Henry Knox, afterwards general of the American artillery) caught Captain Preston's arm.
"Stand aside!" answered Captain Preston, haughtily.
Arriving at the sentinel's post, Captain Preston drew up his men in a semicircle, with their faces to the crowd and their rear to the Custom House.
Captain Preston waved his sword, and uttered a command which could not be distinctly heard amid the uproar of shouts that issued from a hundred throats.
Captain Preston and the eight soldiers were tried for murder.
After performing at Sheffield and Manchester, we have moved to Liverpool, Preston, and Lancaster.
This was Sally Preston's first evening in Millbourne.
Instant removal from the range of temptation being the only possible plan, it seemed to Mr Preston that a trip to the country was indicated.
Why, then, did not Thomas Kitchener give Sally Preston flowers?
"But I deserted to the right side at Preston Pans -- and that's some comfort."