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[tawn-tn, tahn-] /ˈtɔn tn, ˈtɑn-/
a city in SE Massachusetts.
former name of Taunton Deane. Unabridged
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  • A fourth case is recorded by Howard at the Lent assizes in Taunton in 1730.

  • His wife was the daughter of a Taunton tradesman, and of handsome appearance.

  • Surely there cannot be a richer, more fertile, or more lovely place in all England than the Vale of Taunton.

    For Faith and Freedom Walter Besant
  • I scarce expect to find him at Taunton, though we were so directed.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • In 1835 he was apprenticed to a surgeon at Taunton, and he completed his apprenticeship in 1842 at 501 Newbury in Berkshire.

  • What has all this to do with Taunton town and the rising of 1685?

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Some writers regard the inscription on the celebrated Dighton rock, on the east bank of the Taunton river, as Phœnician.

  • And yet, in less than a week, he proclaimed himself at Taunton Market Cross!

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Taunton I judged (from a mile-stone which we had passed) to be not much more than a dozen miles from where I was.

  • See this point discussed in Taunton's Cardinal Wolsey, chap.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
British Dictionary definitions for Taunton


a market town in SW England, administrative centre of Somerset: scene of Judge Jeffreys' "Bloody Assize" (1685) after the Battle of Sedgemoor. Pop: 58 241 (2001)
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