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Der·ry

 (dĕr′ē) or Lon·don·der·ry (lŭn′dən-dĕr′ē, lŭn′dən-dĕr′ē)
A city of northwest Northern Ireland northwest of Belfast. Built on the site of an abbey founded by Saint Columba in 546, it is a port and manufacturing center.
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derry

(ˈdɛrɪ)
n, pl -ries
have a derry on Austral and NZ to have a prejudice or grudge against
[C19: probably from derry down, a refrain in some folk songs, alluding to the phrase have a down on; see down1]

derry

(ˈdɛrɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Social Welfare) slang a derelict house, esp one used by tramps, drug addicts, etc
[C20: shortened from derelict]

Derry

(ˈdɛrɪ)
n
1. (Placename) a district in NW Northern Ireland, in Co Londonderry. Pop: 106 456 (2003 est). Area: 387 sq km (149 sq miles)
2. (Placename) another name for Londonderry
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Lon•don•der•ry

(ˈlʌn dənˌdɛr i)

n.
1. a county in N Northern Ireland. 130,889; 804 sq. mi. (2082 sq. km).
2. its county seat, a seaport. 62,697.
Also called Derry.
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Derry

 a ballad or set of verses, 1553 [from the repetitive use of “Hey derry, derry” in folk songs].
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Caption: Shown at the ground-breaking for the Derry Business Center are, from left: Ralph Valentine, broker for Grubb & Ellis Coldstream Real Estate and president of the Greater Derry-Londonderry Chamber of Commerce; David DeVries, founder and CEO of Martel Electronics; Thomas Fatur, president of Martel Electronics; Greg Kirsch, project developer for Astoria Properties; Gary Stenhouse, Derry town administrator; George Sioras, Derry planning director; and Jack Dowd, executive director of the Derry Economic Development Corp.
DERRY ratepayers are hopping mad that canny residents from Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo have been crossing the border to dump rubbish in the city's skips.
The Ryanair jet was carrying 39 passengers and six crew from Liverpool to City of Derry airport, in Northern Ireland.
Now yarn for the manufacturing shop in Buncrana comes directly from Derry ("Londonderry" to the British) less than thirty miles away across the border.
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