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or Port Stan·ley  (stăn′lē)
A town of the eastern Falkland Islands on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the administrative capital of the British dependency.


1. (Placename) the capital of the Falkland Islands, in NE East Falkland Island: scene of fighting in the Falklands War of 1982. Pop: 1989 (2001)
2. (Placename) a town in NE England, in N Durham. Pop: 19 072 (2001)
3. (Placename) Mount Stanley a mountain in central Africa, between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo: the highest peak of the Ruwenzori range. Height: 5109 m (16 763 ft). Congolese name: Ngaliema Mountain


(Biography) Sir Henry Morton. 1841–1904, British explorer and journalist, who led an expedition to Africa in search of Livingstone, whom he found on Nov 10, 1871. He led three further expeditions in Africa (1874–77; 1879–84; 1887–89) and was instrumental in securing Belgian sovereignty over the Congo Free State


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1. Sir Henry Morton (John Rowlands), 1841–1904, British journalist and explorer in Africa.
2. Wendell M(eredith), 1904–71, U.S. biochemist.
3. the capital and principal harbor of the Falkland Islands, in the E part. 1200.
4. Mount, former name of Ngaliema, Mount.
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Noun1.Stanley - United States inventor who built a steam-powered automobile (1849-1918)
2.Stanley - Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871Stanley - Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
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That dog's worth more than most men, Stanley," I said.
"And now Stanley's in my garden crying over his dog.
But he's a hostage, you say, for Stanley's good conduct.
"Good-bye, old man," we could not help hearing Stanley's voice.
I recognized him at once as Stanley Hopkins, a young police inspector, for whose future Holmes had high hopes, while he in turn professed the admiration and respect of a pupil for the scientific methods of the famous amateur.
Stanley Hopkins drew a slip of paper from his pocket.
Stanley Hopkins drew from his pocket a drab-covered notebook.
The personal column was well looked after by Miss Sara Stanley and the story page has been a marked success under the able management of Mr.
Blair Stanley is visiting friends and relatives in Carlisle.
The name of Edward Stanley was repeated internally so often that she thought it the sweetest name she had ever heard.
Stanley Cathcart, what the devil you and your assistant are doing shacking here in the cool of the day when you are the servants of the Bekwando Company and there's work to be done of the utmost importance?
When the Stanley Flaggs' first boy was born there was so much rivalry as to who the child should be named for that the poor little soul had to go for two years without a name.