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 (pē′tər-bûr′ə, -bər-ə, -bŭr′ō)
1. A city of southeast Ontario, Canada, northeast of Toronto on the Trent-Severn Waterway.
2. A city of east-central England east of Leicester. Catherine of Aragon is buried in the cathedral here.
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(ˈpiːtəbərə; -brə)
1. (Placename) a city in central England, in Peterborough unitary authority, N Cambridgeshire on the River Nene: industrial centre; under development as a new town since 1968. Pop: 136 292 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in central England, in Cambridgeshire. Pop: 158 800 (2003 est). Area: 402 sq km (155 sq miles)
3. (Placename) Soke of Peterborough a former administrative unit of E central England, generally considered part of Northamptonshire or Huntingdonshire: absorbed into Cambridgeshire in 1974
4. (Placename) a city in SE Canada, in SE Ontario: manufacturing centre. Pop: 73 303 (2001)
5. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) a traditional type of wooden canoe formerly made in Peterborough, SE Ontario
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(ˈpi tərˌbɜr oʊ, -ˌbʌr oʊ, -bər ə)

1. a city in Cambridgeshire, in central England. 156,400.
2. a city in SE Ontario, in SE Canada. 61,049.
3. Soke of (sōk), a former administrative division in Cambridgeshire, in central England.
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On the 23rd he was going to a friend near Peterborough, in the same situation as himself, and they were to receive ordination in the course of the Christmas week.
On the other hand, it was told that when Freda, the dancer, arrived from over the passes in a Peterborough canoe in the midst of a drive of mush-ice on the Yukon, and when she offered a thousand dollars for ten sacks and could find no sellers, he sent the flour to her as a present without ever seeing her.
At Lake Linderman I had one canoe, very good Peterborough canoe.
INDEPENDENT MP Fiona Onasanya has lost her seat in the House of Commons after more than 27% of registered voters in her Peterborough constituency signed a recall petition demanding her removal.
MARTIN O'CONNOR believes Walsall have a shot at being a League One side next season - if they replicate their outstanding performance against Peterborough.
Sunderland manager Jack Ross named an unchanged starting XI for today's vital League One clash at Peterborough.
A search for coffee one morning before a hike up Mount Monadnock led Ciaran Nagle and Tara Novak to purchase a home in Peterborough last fall.
Perhaps Bradford will take more corners than Peterborough. It is a long shot.
EVOSTIK PREMIER LEAGUE DIVISION ONE SOUTH PETERBOROUGH SPORTS 1 LOUGHBOROUGH DYNAMO 2 LOUGHBOROUGH Dynamo came away from the club's first visit to league newcomers Peterborough Sports with a 2-1 win, completing their first double of the season.
Dynacast (Peterborough, Ontario, Canada) has received $137,000 from the province of Ontario for expansion and job creation, The funds will help Dynacast fill 10 jobs within the next two years.
Both starred in a memorable campaign, as Peterborough secured promotion to the Championship via the play-offs.

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