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Port Royal

a village in S South Carolina, on Port Royal island: colonized by French Huguenots 1562.
a historic town on SE Jamaica at the entrance to Kingston harbor: a former capital of Jamaica.
former name of Annapolis Royal. Unabridged
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  • These arrangements being completed, he made sail for Port Royal.

    The Three Lieutenants W.H.G. Kingston
  • All I want is that ye ensure my safe departure from Port Royal.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • Having come to Port Royal less as a colonist than as a guest of Poutrincourt, he had no investment at stake.

  • To it he gave the name Port Royal after his birthplace in Bermuda.

  • The frigate having once more hoisted her boats on board, made sail for Port Royal.

    The Heir of Kilfinnan W.H.G. Kingston
  • General Lee's got an idea that Port Royal's our point of attack.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • The captain at once decided to remove the prisoners, and send the prize to Port Royal.

    Paddy Finn W. H. G. Kingston
  • I must return to Port Royal, at all costs; my honour demands it.

    A Middy of the King Harry Collingwood
  • There 137 was an awkward pause, a slight embarrassment, but he had caught the words “Port Royal entrance,” and comprehended.

    The Bondwoman Marah Ellis Ryan
  • A mulatto, educated in the North, who had gone to help at Port Royal.

British Dictionary definitions for Port Royal

Port Royal

a fortified town in SE Jamaica, at the entrance to Kingston harbour: capital of Jamaica in colonial times
the former name (until 1710) of Annapolis Royal
(French) (pɔr rwajal). an educational institution about 27 km (17 miles) west of Paris that flourished from 1638 to 1704, when it was suppressed by papal bull as it had become a centre of Jansenism. Its teachers were noted esp for their work on linguistics: their Grammaire générale et raisonnée exercised much influence
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