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[bal-uh-rat, bal-uh-rat] /ˈbæl əˌræt, ˌbæl əˈræt/
a city in S Victoria, in SE Australia. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Let us make believe we are at the camp at Ballarat again; my dinner is nearly ready.'

    Nevermore Rolf Boldrewood
  • After thoroughly doing Ballarat, I set out on my return to Majorca.

    A Boy's Voyage Round the World The Son of Samuel Smiles
  • In each case I stipulated that the flour should remain in store one week, until I could get teams to cart it to Ballarat.

    The Gold Hunter's Adventures William H. Thomes
  • It is older than Ballarat, which previous to the discovery of the gold there in 1851 did not exist.

  • Here the minor peculiarities of a goldfield, somewhat shaded off in the civilisation of Ballarat, commenced to present themselves.

    Nevermore Rolf Boldrewood
  • From Ballarat I went to Adelaide, but that must be the subject of another letter.

  • They found there a mining region resembling Ballarat in its general features, but not in all of them.

    The Land of the Kangaroo Thomas Wallace Knox
  • But, despite this auspicious start, all was not set fair at Ballarat.

    The Magnificent Montez Horace Wyndham
  • I heard as Ballarat Harry at Omeo was that like him you couldn't scarce tell 'em apart.

    Nevermore Rolf Boldrewood
  • We had this kind of scenery, finely staged, all the way to Ballarat.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for Ballarat


/ˈbæləˌræt; ˌbæləˈræt/
a town in SE Australia, in S central Victoria: originally the centre of a gold-mining region. Pop: 72 999 (2001) See also Eureka Stockade
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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