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1. The capital and largest city of Nova Scotia, Canada, in the south-central part of the province on the Atlantic Ocean. Founded by the British in 1749, it served as an important naval base in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, World War I, and World War II.
2. A town of northeast England northeast of Manchester. It is an industrial center.
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1. (Placename) a port in SE Canada, capital of Nova Scotia, on the Atlantic: founded in 1749 as a British stronghold. Pop: 390 096 (2011)
2. (Placename) a town in N England, in Calderdale unitary authority, West Yorkshire: textiles. Pop: 83 570 (2001)
1. (Biography) Charles Montagu, Earl of Halifax. 1661–1715, British statesman; founder of the National Debt (1692) and the Bank of England (1694)
2. (Biography) Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, Earl of Halifax. 1881–1959, British Conservative statesman. He was viceroy of India (1926–31), foreign secretary (1938–40), and ambassador to the US (1941–46)
3. (Biography) George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax, known as the Trimmer. 1633–95, British politician, noted for his wavering opinions. He opposed the exclusion of the Catholic James II from the throne but later supported the Glorious Revolution
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1. the capital of Nova Scotia, in SE Canada. 114,455.
2. a city in West Yorkshire, in N central England. 91,171.
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Nova Scotia - the Canadian province in the Maritimes consisting of the Nova Scotia peninsula and Cape Breton Island; French settlers who called the area Acadia were exiled to Louisiana by the British in the 1750s and their descendants are know as Cajuns
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