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Lourenço Marques

[law-ren-soh mahr-kes, loh-; Portuguese law-ren-soo mahr-kezh] /lɔˈrɛn soʊ ˈmɑr kɛs, loʊ-; Portuguese lɔˈrɛ̃ sʊ ˈmɑr kɛʒ/
noun
1.
former name of Maputo.
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  • The bridge which would enable the troops to receive their supplies from lourenco marques was still intact.

    The Great Boer War Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I cursed myself for not writing to Aitken at lourenco marques weeks before.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • And thus the whole party, including the Lancers' doctor, were sent to lourenco marques that very day.

  • I had all too little of Tam's good company, for on the afternoon of the second day we reached the little town of lourenco marques.

    Prester John John Buchan
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Lourenço Marques

/ləˈrɛnsəʊ ˈmɑːk; ˈmɑːks; Portuguese loˈrẽsu ˈmarkɪʃ/
noun
1.
the former name (until 1975) of Maputo
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