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Meaning of down East

down' East'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. in, to, or into New England.
  2. New England.
  3. in, to, or into the state of Maine.
  4. the state of Maine.
    1. in, to, or into the Maritime Provinces.
    2. the Maritime Provinces.
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