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Sandwich,

Ont., Canada, part (since 1935) of the city of WindsorWindsor
. 1 Town (1991 pop. 3,625), central N.S., Canada, at the mouth of the Avon River on an arm of Minas Basin. It is the center of a gypsum and limestone-quarrying area. Manufactures include fertilizers, building materials, and lumber products.
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sandwich,

a piece of meat or other food placed between two slices of bread. Although food in this form has long been used, the term sandwich originated in the 18th cent. It is named for John Montagu, the 4th earl of Sandwich, an inveterate gambler who ate informally at the gaming table rather than stopping for the set meal.

Sandwich,

town (1991 pop. 4,184), Kent, SE England, on the Stour River. It is a resort and market center with some light industries. One of the Cinque PortsCinque Ports
[O. Fr.,=five ports], name applied to an association of maritime towns in Sussex and Kent, SE England. They originally numbered five: Hastings, Romney (now New Romney), Hythe, Dover, and Sandwich. The association was informally organized in the 11th cent.
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 in the 11th cent., Sandwich flourished in the Middle Ages and became a center for fishing and trade. Silting in the 16th cent. ruined the harbor. Interesting medieval churches and buildings remain.
References in classic literature ?
The Sandwich Islanders, when first discovered, evinced a character superior to most of the savages of the Pacific isles.
The reader cannot but call to mind the visit which the royal family and court of the Sandwich Islands was, in late years, induced to make to the court of St.
In February, 1790, Captain Metcalf touched at the island of Mowee, one of the Sandwich group.
This is the most beautiful island of the Sandwich group.
Jeremy crossed his legs up shorter, out of reach, and went on eating his sandwich.
Pickwick, took a large bite out of the sandwich, and smiled.
How different is this marvel observed from a raft, from what it is when one observes it through the dingy windows of a railway-station in some wretched village while he munches a petrified sandwich and waits for the train.
Even something as basic as eating a sandwich for lunch can be bad for the environment.
POPULAR: Turkey Reuben Sandwich is one of the most popular varieties.
SHALL be having a bacon butty in ciabatta today to celebrate British Sandwich Week.
Legend says that in the 1700s, an Englishman, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, loved to play cards.
It is official, the BLT (Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato) has been voted the UK's favourite sandwich in a poll conducted by the British Sandwich Association.