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A city of southeast Ontario, Canada, at the southern end of Lake Huron west of London. It grew as a port and oil refining center in the 1800s.
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(Placename) an inland port in S central Canada, in SW Ontario at the S end of Lake Huron: oil refineries. Pop: 78 577 (2001)
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(ˈsɑr ni ə)

a port in SE Ontario. 72,000.
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