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Cape, a rocky, scenic peninsula in NE Massachusetts, extending into the Atlantic Ocean.
a female given name, form of .
Contemporary Examples

For all the power to be found in defining oneself visually, Ann Romney is merely amplified cacophony.
Ann Romney’s Political Style on Mitt Romney’s Republican Campaign by Robin Givhan Robin Givhan August 26, 2012

Ann Romney was at her best when she talked about falling for “this boy I met at a high-school dance” who “made me laugh.”
Ann Romney Soars, Chris Christie Stumbles in Kicking Off the Republican Convention Howard Kurtz August 28, 2012

So Ann Coulter is right about one thing: the more Hispanic immigrants who become citizens, the more votes Democrats will gain.
Memo to GOP: You Can’t Put Lipstick on an Elephant Robert Shrum March 21, 2013

Then there is Ann Romney, the breast-cancer and MS survivor.
Michael Tomasky on Obama’s Hillary Clinton-Joe Biden Switcheroo Michael Tomasky May 21, 2012

Ann Whiting, of Castle Rising, Norfolk presented the couple with a crocheted shawl which she had spent six months making.
Who You Calling Bald? Prince Meets Eagle Tom Sykes July 31, 2013

Historical Examples

Tempy Ann laughed in her shaky way—which always made me provoked.
Aunt Madge’s Story Sophie May

A is for Ann, who is milking a cow; B is for Benjamin, making a bow.
Aunt Kitty’s Stories Various

Rudolf and Ann called back to him, and then they plunged into the path.
The Wonderful Bed Gertrude Knevels

It’s the one Ann sets her life by, an’ it’s wuth I dunno what.
Country Neighbors Alice Brown

Billy O’Hare had gone beyond—where there are no chimneys, and Ann where she could keep clean: they were both dead.
My Lady of the Chimney Corner Alexander Irvine

fem. proper name, alternative form of Anna, from Latin Anna, from Greek, from Hebrew Hannah (see Hannah). In U.S. black slang, “white woman,” also “a black woman who is considered to be acting ‘too white;’ ” also Miss Ann. She is the spouse of Mr. Charlie.

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