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Lowestoft

[lohs-tawft, -toft, -tuh f] /ˈloʊs tɔft, -tɒft, -təf/
noun
1.
a seaport in NE Suffolk, in E England: famous for a type of china.
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Lowestoft

/ˈləʊstɒft/
noun
1.
a fishing port and resort in E England, in NE Suffolk on the North Sea. Pop: 68 340 (2001)
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Word Origin and History for Lowestoft
n.

type of porcelain, named for a town in Suffolk where it was made from 1757.

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Encyclopedia Article for Lowestoft

town, Waveney district, administrative and historic county of Suffolk, England, that originated as a Danish settlement on Lowestoft Ness, the most easterly point in the United Kingdom. From 1757 until 1802 Lowestoft china, a soft-paste porcelain, was manufactured in the town. The present harbour was built in 1831 by linking Lake Lothing with the sea. After the railway came in 1847, the town grew rapidly both as a fishing port and as a seaside resort. Lowestoft has also attracted some light industry. Pop. (2001) 68,340.

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