Queenstown


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Queenstown

(ˈkwiːnzˌtaʊn)
n
(Placename) the former name (1849–1922) of Cóbh
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Cóbh

(koʊv)

n.
a seaport in S Republic of Ireland: port for Cork. 6586. Formerly, Queenstown.
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By ten in the evening they were passing Queenstown. Phileas Fogg had only twenty-four hours more in which to get to London; that length of time was necessary to reach Liverpool, with all steam on.
Fogg, "is that place where we see the lights Queenstown?"
Queenstown is the Irish port at which the trans-Atlantic steamers stop to put off the mails.
The Henrietta entered Queenstown Harbour at one o'clock in the morning, it then being high tide; and Phileas Fogg, after being grasped heartily by the hand by Captain Speedy, left that gentleman on the levelled hulk of his craft, which was still worth half what he had sold it for.
It was the envelope of the fatal letter which Mademoiselle Violet had written him to Queenstown.
The stop at Queenstown, the tedious passage up the Mersey, were things that he noted dimly through his growing impatience.
At Queenstown on of my new acquaintances left us, Mr.
"Yesterday," she told him, "by marconigram from Queenstown."
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 14, 2011-GE Aviation to redesign Queenstown airspace in New Zealand(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
England face Georgia in Dunedin tomorrow but the issue over their antics in Queenstown dominated yesterday's team announcement.
RUGBY UNION: England's drunken night out in Queenstown, which may have cost Mike Tindall his international career, was part-funded by the Rugby Football Union.
England went to Queenstown the day after Tindall had captained them to a hard-fought victory over the Pumas in their opening World Cup group game.