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Port Moresby

[mawrz-bee, mohrz-] /ˈmɔrz bi, ˈmoʊrz-/
noun
1.
a seaport in and the capital of Papua New Guinea: important Allied base in World War II.

Papua New Guinea

noun
1.
an independent republic in the W Pacific Ocean, comprising the E part of New Guinea and numerous near-lying islands, including the Bismarck Archipelago, the Admiralty Islands, the Trobriand Islands, and Bougainville and Buka in the Solomon Islands: a former Australian Trusteeship Territory; independent since 1975; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 178,260 sq. mi. (461,693 sq. km).
Capital: Port Moresby.
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  • Stark sailed in the Adventuress before sundown of the same day, purposing to fetch a surgeon from Port Moresby.

    The Destroying Angel Louis Joseph Vance
  • By bearings we are only about twenty miles in straight course from Port Moresby.

    Adventures in New Guinea James Chalmers
  • The further east we get from Port Moresby, the finer the country looks.

    Adventures in New Guinea James Chalmers
  • And, frankly speaking, the two youths could expect more trouble before they sat down on the Yank-held base at Port Moresby.

    Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal Robert Sydney Bowen
  • The teachers from the villages to the east of Port Moresby came in this afternoon, looking well and hearty.

    Adventures in New Guinea James Chalmers
  • Samarai has now eclipsed Port Moresby as the chief port of the possession.

    In Search of El Dorado Alexander MacDonald
  • Piri and his wife followed, with part of the crew and the Boera and Port Moresby chiefs.

    Adventures in New Guinea James Chalmers
  • The official ceremony took place on Nov. 6th, 1884, at Port Moresby.

    Adventures in New Guinea James Chalmers
  • There can be no doubt about Port Moresby being a very unhealthy place.

    Adventures in New Guinea James Chalmers
British Dictionary definitions for Port Moresby

Port Moresby

/ˈmɔːzbɪ/
noun
1.
the capital and chief port of Papua New Guinea, on the SE coast on the Gulf of Papua: important Allied base in World War II. Pop: 290 000 (2005 est)

Papua New Guinea

noun
1.
a country in the SW Pacific; consists of the E half of New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, the W Solomon Islands, Trobriand Islands, D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Woodlark Island, and the Louisiade Archipelago; administered by Australia from 1949 until 1975, when it became an independent member of the Commonwealth. Official language: English; Tok Pisin (English Creole) and Motu are widely spoken. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: kina. Capital: Port Moresby. Pop: 6 431 902 (2013 est). Area: 461 693 sq km (178 260 sq miles)
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