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[pool] /pul/
a port in Dorset, in S England. Unabridged
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  • James Stansfield was, in fact, the organizer of the smuggling business carried on at Poole, and the adjacent harbours.

    No Surrender! G. A. Henty
  • "There always has been mud in Poole Harbour," said Mrs. Munt, with a slight frown.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • "You don't know what you're talking about," Mr. Poole observed.

    The Land of Strong Men Arthur M. Chisholm
  • The Henriette came into Poole this morning, but we never trouble about her.

    No Surrender! G. A. Henty
  • Mr. Utterson was sitting by his fireside one evening after dinner, when he was surprised to receive a visit from Poole.

  • It was shown but for half a minute, just as the bells of Poole Church struck nine.

    No Surrender! G. A. Henty
  • Ashley had just been returned to Parliament for the borough of Poole, and was in his twenty-fifth year.

British Dictionary definitions for Poole


a port and resort in S England, in Poole unitary authority, Dorset, on Poole Harbour; seat of Bournemouth University (1992). Pop: 144 800 (2001)
a unitary authority in S England, in Dorset. Pop: 137 500 (2003 est). Area: 37 sq km (14 sq miles)
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