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whereon

[hwair-on, -awn, wair-] /ʰwɛərˈɒn, -ˈɔn, wɛər-/
conjunction
1.
on what or which.
adverb
2.
Archaic. on what?
Origin of whereon
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English wheron. See where, on
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  • Her neck is as the tower of David, builded for an armory, whereon there hang 1,000 bucklers and shields of mighty men.

    The Commonwealth of Oceana James Harrington
  • At its foot was another door, whereon she knocked four times.

    Fair Margaret H. Rider Haggard
  • whereon we of course began to "reprint," with, I rejoice to say, results which have been very generally acceptable.

    Taboo James Branch Cabell
  • It towered high over the clouds and rain; and none could say whereon it rested.

  • The seats in the after-part whereon the passengers sit; properly stern-sheets, the others are athwarts, whereon the rowers sit.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Or moats, whereon you might row with a Boate, and fish with Nettes.

    A New Orchard And Garden William Lawson
  • Agriculture is thought of as limited to a certain area of ground, whereon evidently diminishing returns will take place.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • whereon, at a closer touch of her hand, he looked comically up.

    Love and Lucy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • whereon Elsa rose and stood over against him, for upon her feet she seemed to feel stronger.

    Lysbeth H. Rider Haggard
  • It jumped back and bayed, whereon I jumped out the other side.

    The Mahatma and the Hare H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for whereon

whereon

/wɛərˈɒn/
adverb
1.
on what thing or place?
pronoun
2.
on which thing, place, etc
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