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Jenkins's Ear, War of

Line breaks: War of Jen|kins's Ear
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛŋkɪnzɪz
 
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  • A war between England and Spain (1739). It was precipitated by a British sea captain, Robert Jenkins, who appeared before Parliament to produce what he claimed was his ear, cut off by the Spanish while they were carrying out a search of his ship in the Caribbean.

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