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Newport News   /nˈupɔrt nuz/   Listen
Newport News

noun
1.
A port city in southeastern Virginia at the mouth of the James River off Hampton Roads; large shipyards.






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"Newport News" Quotes from Famous Books



... this, the ancient shore-line was now broken by a dull, square structure that reared its ugly bulk against the sky—a strangely grim marker of the progress of three centuries. For this was the grain elevator at Newport News, spouting its endless stream to feed the Old World, and standing almost on the spot where those first settlers in the New World, sick and starving, once begged and then fought the Indians for corn. Lying in the offing were great ships from overseas that had come to this land of the starving colonists ...
— Virginia: The Old Dominion • Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins

... found us in camp in the Doctor's tents pitched near Newport News. The weather was mild; the voyage had helped me. I sat outside in the sunshine, enjoying the south wind. With the help of the Doctor's arm or of Lydia's—given, I feared, somewhat unwillingly—I walked a little. These were happy days; I had nothing to do but to convalesce. The Southern ...
— Who Goes There? • Blackwood Ketcham Benson



Words linked to "Newport News" :   Virginia, Old Dominion, VA, city, urban center, Old Dominion State, port, metropolis



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