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Saint Mar·tin

or Saint Maar·ten  (mär′tn)
An island of the West Indies in the western Leeward Islands. The island has been divided into separate territories under French and Dutch administration since 1648.
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Saint Martin

n
(Placename) an island in the E Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands: administratively divided since 1648, the north belonging to France (as a dependency of Guadeloupe until 2007, then as a separate French Overseas Collectivity) and the south belonging to the Netherlands (as part of the Netherlands Antilles until 2010, then as a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands); salt industry. Capital (French part): Marigot; (Dutch part): Philipsburg. Pop: (French) 36 824 (2009); (Dutch) 37 429 (2010 est). Areas: (French) 52 sq km (20 sq miles); (Dutch) 33 sq km (13 sq miles). Dutch name: Sint Maarten
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One evening, tired with his experimenting, and not being able to elicit the facts he needed, he left his frogs and rabbits to some repose under their trying and mysterious dispensation of unexplained shocks, and went to finish his evening at the theatre of the Porte Saint Martin, where there was a melodrama which he had already seen several times; attracted, not by the ingenious work of the collaborating authors, but by an actress whose part it was to stab her lover, mistaking him for the evil-designing duke of the piece.
"By the holy Saint Martin," quoth the King, "I would that I had a better head for remembering things of great need.
"Here, brother," quoth he, "take this half of thy money, and thank Saint Martin, on whom thou didst call before, that thou hast fallen into the hands of such gentle rogues that they will not strip thee bare, as they might do.
Orders had just been given to the royal guards and the Swiss guards, not only to stand firm, but to send out patrols to the streets of Saint Denis and Saint Martin, where the people thronged and where they were the most vociferous, when the mayor of Paris was announced at the Palais Royal.
The man uncovered it, and it was seen to be that of Saint Martin on his horse, dividing his cloak with the beggar.
Think of a sick man in such a place as Saint Martin's Court, listening to the footsteps, and in the midst of pain and weariness obliged, despite himself (as though it were a task he must perform) to detect the child's step from the man's, the slipshod beggar from the booted exquisite, the lounging from the busy, the dull heel of the sauntering outcast from the quick tread of an expectant pleasure-seeker--think of the hum and noise always being present to his sense, and of the stream of life that will not stop, pouring on, on, on, through all his restless dreams, as if he were condemned to lie, dead but conscious, in a noisy churchyard, and had no hope of rest for centuries to come.
MARISA SAINT MARTIN, MD, ACC, FAAPL, FCAP, FASCP, is an outside-the-box kind of thinker and leader.
Air France is resuming its non-stop flight schedule between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Saint Martin - Juliana (SXM), the company said.
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SAINT Martin's Catholic Academy in Stoke Golding this year became an 11-16 Secondary School and, as part of its expansion plans, has successfully bid to begin developing the school site to cater for its new students.
The swimming team from Saint Martin's girls School, in Brueton Avenue, were ranked 19th in the Bazuka national relay finals.