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Sitka

[sit-kuh] /ˈsɪt kə/
noun
1.
a town in SE Alaska, on an island in the Alexander Archipelago: the capital of former Russian America.
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Sitkan, noun
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  • Starvation at Sitka was imminent,—it was impossible to delay longer.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
  • All honour to Baranof, Viking of Sitka, and builder of ships!

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
  • That year witnessed the settlement of New Archangel, on the island of Sitka.

    The Great Company

    Beckles Willson
  • Sitka spruce bark is generally less than half an inch in thickness.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • Sitka spruce decays quickly when exposed to rain and weather.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The city of Mexico is nearer Minneapolis by nearly a hundred miles than Sitka.

    The Seat of Empire Charles Carleton Coffin
  • That is why the Kiksadi clan at Sitka claim the frog as their totem.

  • His headquarters were at Sitka, where he had a garrison of about 250 men.

    Along Alaska's Great River Frederick Schwatka
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Sitka

/ˈsɪtkə/
noun
1.
a town in SE Alaska, in the Alexander Archipelago on W Baranof Island: capital of Russian America (1804–67) and of Alaska (1867–1906). Pop: 8876 (2003 est)
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