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 (rô′lē, rä′-)
The capital of North Carolina, in the east-central part of the state near Durham and Chapel Hill. It was laid out in 1792 and named for Sir Walter Raleigh.


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(Placename) a city in E central North Carolina, capital of the state. Pop: 316 802 (2003 est)


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(Biography) Sir Walter. ?1552–1618, English courtier, explorer, and writer; favourite of Elizabeth I. After unsuccessful attempts to colonize Virginia (1584–89), he led two expeditions to the Orinoco to search for gold (1595; 1616). He introduced tobacco and potatoes into England, and was imprisoned (1603–16) for conspiracy under James I. He was beheaded in 1618


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1. Sir Walter. Also, Ra′legh. 1552?–1618, English explorer and writer.
2. the capital of North Carolina, in the central part. 243,835.
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Noun1.Raleigh - English courtier (a favorite of Elizabeth I) who tried to colonize VirginiaRaleigh - English courtier (a favorite of Elizabeth I) who tried to colonize Virginia; introduced potatoes and tobacco to England (1552-1618)
2.Raleigh - capital of the state of North Carolina; located in the east central part of the North Carolina
NC, North Carolina, Old North State, Tar Heel State - a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies
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I have a dressmaking shop in the Raleigh Block, out on O Street.
Our affections as citizens embrace the whole extent of the Union, and the names of Raleigh, Smith, Winthrop, Calvert, Penn and Oglethorpe excite in our minds recollections equally pleasing and gratitude equally fervent with those of Carver and Bradford.
The spirit of Raleigh and Hawkins is a memory with the Devon folk; it's a modern fact with the Pendragons.
Sir Philip Sidney, the Earl of Essex, Sir Walter Raleigh, are men of great figure and of few deeds.
The ironic philosopher reflects with a smile that Sir Walter Raleigh is more safely inshrined in the memory of mankind because he set his cloak for the Virgin Queen to walk on than because he carried the English name to undiscovered countries.
This was Sir Walter Raleigh, who, being out of favor with his Queen, took refuge in his Irish estates until her anger should pass.
There within the gray stone walls of the old ivy-covered castle Spenser read the first part of his book, the Faery Queen, to Raleigh.
In a poem called Colin Clout's come home again, which Spenser wrote a few years later, he tells in his own poetic way of these meetings and talks, and of how Raleigh persuaded him to go to England, there to publish his poem.
During this period Jonson was under the patronage of various nobles, and he also reigned as dictator at the club of literary men which Sir Walter Raleigh had founded at the Mermaid Tavern (so called, like other inns, from its sign).
Nissan vehicle owners near Raleigh can print their coupon of choice and schedule a service appointment on Fred Anderson Nissan of Raleigh's website at www.
Craven worked with Gray Organschi Architecture, a design-build office in New Haven, CT, before relocating to Raleigh and joining The Raleigh Architecture Co.
The firm, which was founded in Nottingham and is perhaps most famous for its Raleigh Chopper, will complement Accell's stable of brands including Batavus and Sparta.