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Cinque Ports, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishCinque Ports, thethe Cinque PortsCinque Ports, the /ˈsɪŋk pɔːts $ -pɔːrts/  five sea ports in southeast England (Hastings, Romney, Hythe, Dover, and Sandwich) which, until 1685, had to provide ships for the British king or queen in order to protect the country from attack by sea
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