Britannia

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Britannia

1. a female warrior carrying a trident and wearing a helmet, personifying Great Britain or the British Empire
2. (in the ancient Roman Empire) the S part of Great Britain
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I SHALL never forget the one-fourth serious and three-fourths comical astonishment, with which, on the morning of the third of January eighteen-hundred-and-forty-two, I opened the door of, and put my head into, a 'state-room' on board the Britannia steam- packet, twelve hundred tons burthen per register, bound for Halifax and Boston, and carrying Her Majesty's mails.