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Mahón

[mah-awn] /mɑˈɔn/
noun
1.
a seaport on E Minorca, in the Balearic Islands.
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  • No, mahon; instead, proved himself as brave a fellow as ever stood before sword-point, or dared pistol bullet.

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • The men-of-war of the Dutch and the French, rendezvoused at mahon, as well as ourselves.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • We then sailed for mahon, but were met by orders off the port, to proceed to Leghorn and land our passengers.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • Here I bethought me of my patron, Colonel mahon, and determined to write to him.

  • We next went into the question of digging a defensive line of trenches half-way between Corps Headquarters and mahon's force.

  • He and mahon prowled soberly about hatches and ventilators, sniffing.

    Youth Joseph Conrad
  • mahon undertook the cooking, and unexpectedly developed all a Frenchman's genius for preparing nice little messes.

    Youth Joseph Conrad
  • I don't know if there's anybody alive,' said mahon, almost tearfully.

    Youth Joseph Conrad
  • The most of their luggage had been left to go to mahon by mule pannier on the morrow.

    The Recipe for Diamonds Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
  • mahon is the next senior—in the whole force he stands next to myself.

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