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Leavenworth

[lev-uh n-wurth, -werth] /ˈlɛv ənˌwɜrθ, -wərθ/
noun
1.
a city in NE Kansas.
2.
a federal and military prison there.
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  • And he says he has read a letter written to Mr. Leavenworth by Mr. Clavering?

    The Leavenworth Case Anna Katherine Green
  • When it was opened in Leavenworth, it was empty, save for the love and tenderness that were in it.

    The Boy Settlers Noah Brooks
  • Mr. Leavenworth may have done so; no one else would be likely to notice.

    The Leavenworth Case Anna Katherine Green
  • The fare from Leavenworth to St. Louis was twelve dollars each.

    The Boy Settlers Noah Brooks
  • Osawatomie was sacked and burned, Leavenworth invaded and plundered, and Free-State men were killed.

    Nineteenth Century Questions James Freeman Clarke
  • It is more than six hundred miles from Leavenworth to St. Louis by the river.

    The Boy Settlers Noah Brooks
  • Miss Leavenworth, I must ask you again, whether you did or did not take anything from that table?

    The Leavenworth Case Anna Katherine Green
  • "I'm glad, now, that I went to Leavenworth," Algy continued.

  • I stopped off at Leavenworth and made the acquaintance of several military men stationed at the fort.

    The Indians' Last Fight Dennis Collins
  • And when he brought out his knife in the bedroom at Leavenworth he did.

    Dr. Wortle's School Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for Leavenworth

Leavenworth

/ˈlɛvənˌwɜːθ; -wəθ/
noun
1.
a city in NE Kansas, on the Missouri River: the state's oldest city, founded in 1854 by proslavery settlers from Missouri. Pop: 35 211 (2003 est)
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