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Fairest Cape, noun phrase

Forms:
Also fairest Cape.
Origin:
From an early description (see quotation 1589) often attributed to Sir Francis Drake, but probably written by someone accompanying Drake on his voyage around the world.
The Cape peninsula; Cape Town and its environs. See also Cape.
[1589 in W.S.W. Vaux World Encompassed by Sir Francis Drake (1854) 251From Jaua Maior we sailed for the cape of Good Hope...This Cape is a most stately thing, and the fairest Cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth, and we passed by it the 18. of June [1580].]
1994 Weekly Mail & Guardian 13 May 13Fair fight for fairest Cape.
The Cape peninsula; Cape Town and its environs.

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