Boston U.S. city, 1630, named for town in Lincolnshire, a region from which many settlers came to New England. The name is said to be lit. "Botolph's Stone," probably from the name of some Anglo-Saxon landowner (O.E. Botwulf). Boston Massacre was March 5, 1770; three civilians killed, two mortally wounded. Card game Boston (1800) is based on the siege of Boston during the American Revolution.

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