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A borough of northeast England at the mouth of the Tees River. It has iron, steel, and chemical works.
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(Placename) an industrial town and unitary authority in NE England; on the Tees estuary; university (1992). The unitary authority was formerly (1974–96) part of Cleveland county. Pop: 135 00 (2008 est.) Area: 54 sq km (21 sq miles)
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(ˈmɪd lz brə)

a seaport in NE England, on the Tees estuary. 145,800.
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