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a town in Devon, SW England.
Historical Examples

Barnstaple taps at the door; receiving no answer, he enters.
Olla Podrida Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)

Anything else which may proceed from your prolific brain, Barnstaple?
Olla Podrida Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)

O that Barnstaple were here, for he has proved my guardian angel!
Olla Podrida Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)

Yes, my dear, hours ago, and half-way to Barnstaple before now.
Devon Boys George Manville Fenn

He lived for some years in Barnstaple, and died of apoplexy, February 3, 1864.
The Story of the Toys Mary Harris Toy Dodge

The first Cluniac house founded in England was that of Barnstaple.
English Monastic Life Abbot Gasquet

On the railway which runs from Exeter to Barnstaple is a small station called Lapford.
The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 Augustus J. C. Hare

Rupert went on westward to the Prince of Wales at Barnstaple.
Rupert Prince Palatine Eva Scott

As merchants in the wool trade the Barnstaple branch did well, and married into some of the best county families.
A Book of the West. Volume I Devon S. Baring-Gould

But surely, Barnstaple, one who has measured it, is more likely to be correct than one who has not.
Olla Podrida Frederick Marryat

a town in SW England, in Devon, on the estuary of the River Taw: tourism, agriculture. Pop: 30 765 (2001)


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