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Taun·ton

 (tôn′tən, tŏn′-)
A city of southeast Massachusetts on the Taunton River south of Boston. Settled in the 1630s, it was once a center of silversmithing.
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Taunton

(ˈtɔːntən)
n
(Placename) a market town in SW England, administrative centre of Somerset: scene of Judge Jeffreys' "Bloody Assize" (1685) after the Battle of Sedgemoor. Pop: 58 241 (2001)
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It seemed as if Mr Shepherd, in this anxiety to bespeak Sir Walter's good will towards a naval officer as tenant, had been gifted with foresight; for the very first application for the house was from an Admiral Croft, with whom he shortly afterwards fell into company in attending the quarter sessions at Taunton; and indeed, he had received a hint of the Admiral from a London correspondent.
He had seen Mrs Croft, too; she was at Taunton with the admiral, and had been present almost all the time they were talking the matter over.
It succeeded, however; and though Sir Walter must ever look with an evil eye on anyone intending to inhabit that house, and think them infinitely too well off in being permitted to rent it on the highest terms, he was talked into allowing Mr Shepherd to proceed in the treaty, and authorising him to wait on Admiral Croft, who still remained at Taunton, and fix a day for the house being seen.
"Having at length gone through the school at Taunton, I was thence removed to Exeter College in Oxford, where I remained four years; at the end of which an accident took me off entirely from my studies; and hence, I may truly date the rise of all which happened to me afterwards in life.
Pow, the MP for Taunton Deane, was appointed the parliamentary under secretary of state for arts, heritage and tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in prime minister Boris Johnson's reshuffle last week.
TAUNTON -- Though skies are overcast but the weather pundits have forecast no rain during the Pakistan and Australia match of the World Cup Cricket (CWC) 2019 in Taunton on Wednesday.
TAUNTON -- Australia scored 307 runs before they were all out in 49 overs in their match against Pakistan during the Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2019 at Taunton on Wednesday.
TAUNTON -- Pakistan has always complained they get pitches at ICC events which normally don't suit their game.
TAUNTON: Pakistan has always complained they get pitches at ICC events which normally don't suit their game.
TAUNTON TOWN.......................3 MERTHYR TOWN.......................2 TITLE-CHASING Taunton came from two goals down to keep their hopes very much alive, snatching victory in stoppage time to break Merthyr hearts.
Birmingham & Solihull 20 Taunton Titans 28 BIRMINGHAM and Solihull's tough start to life in National Two South continued as they were edged out by Taunton Titans.