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West Virginia

Abbr. WV or W.Va.
A mountainous state of the east-central United States, known for its coal industry. Originally part of Virginia, it was admitted as the 35th state in 1863, after siding with the North in the Civil War. Charleston is the capital and the largest city.

West Virginian adj. & n.
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West Virginian

(Placename) of or relating to the state of West Virginia or its inhabitants
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of West Virginia
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Noun1.West Virginian - a native or resident of West VirginiaWest Virginian - a native or resident of West Virginia
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
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The Times West Virginian (http://bit.ly/1MrDMkL) reports that Griffin announced the committee's members at a board meeting..
They also collected 3,000 tires as part of the efforts held in each West Virginian county, the state said.
Actress Jennifer Garner has been honored as the 2007 West Virginian of the Year by her hometown newspaper.
Laskas is an 8th-generation West Virginian and she was inspired by her own family's history when writing about Willa, the miner's daughter.
DOOMED West Virginian miner Martin Toler Junior's poignant farewell to his family is heartbreaking.
This fact seems mildly ironic, in the light that during his lifetime he was never able to find an outlet for the detailed, thorough dissertation on the subject "The Education of the Negro Prior to 1860." Woodson had never forgotten his West Virginian roots and both his work and personality were shot through with a kind of black populism.
As a former West Virginian, I can attest to the ongoing devastation committed by coal companies and their puppets in the West Virginia government.
The ministry also lifted a ban, effective May 20, on imports of West Virginian chickens killed before April 4 and Texas chickens killed before April 2 that are attached with U.S.
The Bowhunter staff offers a tip of the camo cap to Distinguished West Virginian Frank Addington.
Senator Robert Byrd recently accepted the award as West Virginian of the 20th Century in a ceremony at the West Virginia House chamber, where he began his political career 54 years ago.
The "right to contribute" is every West Virginian's only way to influence the composition of entire legislative bodies.
-- A West Virginian holding a doctorate degree in 2001 earned an average of nearly $3,300 less per year than a resident with a certificate from a community college, according to figures just released.

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