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Dover

  

      n  
1    a port in SE England, in E Kent on the Strait of Dover: the only one of the Cinque Ports that is still important; a stronghold since ancient times and Caesar's first point of attack in the invasion of Britain (55 b.c.). Pop.: 34179 (1991)  
2    Strait of. a strait between SE England and N France, linking the English Channel with the North Sea. Width: about 32 km (20 miles),   (French name)    Pas de Calais  
3    a city in the U.S., the capital of Delaware, founded in 1683: 18th-century buildings. Pop.: 27630 (1990)  


Dover's powder  
      n   a preparation of opium and ipecacuanha, formerly used to relieve pain, induce sweating, and check spasms  
     (C19: named after Thomas Dover (1660--1742), English physician)  
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