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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Jamaica an island in the West Indies to the south of Cuba and to the west of Haiti
    • n Jamaica a country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in 1962; much poverty; the major industry is tourism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico are all a part of the Greater Antilles.
    • n Jamaica One of the West Indian islands.
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In literature:

S. Oughten, a Jamaican, and later by William Wemyss Anderson, also of Jamaica.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919" by Various
I like Jamaica better.
"Syd Belton" by George Manville Fenn
By-the-bye, I hope that we shall be able to get a jolly monkey before long, at Jamaica or elsewhere.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
We were just in sight of the eastern end of Jamaica, when a large privateer bore down on us.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
If Cuba be the Queen of the Antilles, then fairest of the sisterhood which adorn her regal state is Jamaica.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866" by Various
We are bound back to Jamaica.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
We made Saint Thomas's, and stood across the Caribbean Sea towards Jamaica.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
The convoy now stood on till the end of Jamaica was rounded.
"The Missing Ship" by W. H. G. Kingston
We expected soon to have sailed, but we were detained by Sir Peter Parker, then the admiral at Jamaica.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
To go to Jamaica was not to be thought of, as he should be delivering his companions, and possibly himself, into slavery.
"Roger Willoughby" by William H. G. Kingston
The next morning we were again under weigh, to rejoin the admiral at Jamaica.
"Percival Keene" by Frederick Marryat
Jamaica, indeed, has been the prey of earthquakes, the most serious of which wrecked the city of Kingston, in 1907.
"Plotting in Pirate Seas" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
During this second voyage, which was made in 1493, Columbus discovered Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and some small islands in the Caribbean Sea.
"Discoverers and Explorers" by Edward R. Shaw
Look at Jamaica, look at your own South!
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 11, No. 24, March, 1873" by Various
A curious example of a recent change of habits has occurred in Jamaica.
"Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection" by Alfred Russel Wallace
Sam is shipping Jamaica niggers for firemen.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
I stayed in Jamaica eight months out of the year 1853, still remembered in the island for its suffering and gloom.
"Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands" by Mary Seacole
His parents lived at Spanish Town, Jamaica, and were very respectable people.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
One part of good Jamaica rum to two parts of lemon juice or weak vinegar is a good form of lotion for the purpose.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
Wait till you get to Jamaica.
"The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 2 of 3" by George Augustus Sala

In poetry:

Catch this flask of old Jamaica
In your iron paw,
While I fill a pipe and take a
Seat to have a jaw.
"The Patrol And The Gold-Digger" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
There was an Old Man of Jamaica,
Who suddenly married a Quaker;
But she cried out, 'Alack!
I have married a black!'
Which distressed that Old Man of Jamaica
"Limerick: There was an Old Man of Jamaica" by Edward Lear
Oh some are fond of dancing, and some are fond of dice,
And some are all for red lips, and pretty lasses’ eyes;
But a right Jamaica puncheon is a finer prize
To the old bold mate of Henry Morgan.
"Captain Stratton’s Fancy" by John Masefield
And watched the busy wherries all plying with their fares,
From Globe, Jamaica, Wapping and Cherry Garden Stairs,
And the lighters and the barges a-passing to and fro
As they did on London River two hundred years ago.
"London Seagulls" by Cicely Fox Smith
Oh some are fond of Spanish wine, and some are fond of French,
And some’ll swallow tay and stuff fit only for a wench;
But I’m for right Jamaica till I roll beneath the bench,
Says the old bold mate of Henry Morgan.
"Captain Stratton’s Fancy" by John Masefield
I think she never loaded things like gold mohurs and spice
And China tea and narwhals' teeth and monkey-nuts and rice,
And ivory, apes and peacocks out of Africa that come,
And Eastern frails and cotton bales and right Jamaica rum.
"Coasting Brigantine - Unnamed" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Joe Bogan of Jamaica II from Brielle reported six to 20 keepers up to 3 pounds for his anglers as the sea bass season reopened.
Yvonne Stanford started sewing 17 years ago in a factory in Jamaica in the West Indies.
13 m ago at jamaica ave in medford.
Updates on the schools in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, sports, taxes, zoning, restaurants, new businesses, and more from The Boston Globe.
128-12 Liberty Ave Jamaica, NY 11419.
SOUTH ST.—Jamaica Plain's smallest storefront art gallery is now sharing space with the neighborhood's smallest bookstore.
On Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m. 30 am, South Trail firefighters will canvas homes in the Jamaica Bay neighborhood and provide free smoke alarm s and batteries to residents who need them.
KOST Goes To Beaches Boscobel In Jamaica.
Big names include Shawn Crawford, Justin Gatlin, Allyson Felix and Lauryn Williams for the United States, and Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter, Aleen Bailey and Shelley-Ann Fraser for Jamaica.
Hey guys, remember when I went to Jamaica and reviewed family-friendly resorts and activities for you.
Saint Lucia's tourism leaders reported success at the recent 2011 CHTA Caribbean Marketplace in Jamaica and are optimistic about future developments.
Stuffer 's Crabhouse: Great Jamaica island cooking in Queens.
Three people were wounded in a fight Wednesday morning on the E train subway platform at the Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue station in Jamaica, the MTA said.
3 people stabbed at Jamaica subway station .
Three people were stabbed at a subway station in the Jamaica section of Queens Wednesday morning.