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Fortescue, MO -- U.S. town in Missouri
Population (2000): 51
Housing Units (2000): 23
Land area (2000): 0.075653 sq. miles (0.195941 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.075653 sq. miles (0.195941 sq. km)
FIPS code: 25228
Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
Location: 40.051970 N, 95.317731 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 64452
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Fortescue, MO

Fortescue is a prominent British family whose name was created from the Old Norman epithet Fort-Escu ("strong shield"). Fortescue may refer to:

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The most concise and satisfactory confirmation came from the Flintshire Hotel, who remembered Fairfax and had a record of his having stayed there that night under the name of Fortescue.

It wasn't known generally, but Fortescue had just perfected a successful electro-magnetic gun—powderless, smokeless, flashless, noiseless and of tremendous power.

Mr Fortescue, though freely admitting the justice of Dr Maturin's observations in general, had indeed been more fortunate, particularly in respect of the great albatross, Diomedea exulans, to which the Doctor had so feelingly referred: he had been cast away on Tristan da Cunha, where he had lived with and upon albatrosses, thousands and thousands of albatrosses, to say nothing of the penguins, terns, skuas, prions, the indigenous gallinule and a hitherto nondescript finch.

His mind drifted off to Paris, to Pezophaps solitarius, and to the silent battle that two little Fortescue boys were waging in the far corner, by a flower-stand: they were striving for some object that he could not make out, possibly a handkerchief, egged on by their sisters.