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Wakefield

[weyk-feeld] /ˈweɪkˌfild/
noun
1.
a city in West Yorkshire, in N England: battle 1460.
2.
a town in E Massachusetts, near Boston.
3.
an estate in E Virginia, on the Potomac River: birthplace of George Washington; restored as a national monument in 1932.
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  • He was born at Wakefield in Yorkshire, in 1825, one of a family of thirteen children.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • With that he handed me 4s and I went down into Wakefield and got a good repast.

    Adventures and Recollections Bill o'th' Hoylus End
  • Adjoining is the Wakefield Tower, with walls thirteen feet thick.

  • Whipping at Wakefield appears to have been a common punishment.

    Bygone Punishments

    William Andrews
  • I want to beautify Wakefield, and as near as I can remember there is room for improvement.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • The delivery-wagons and their Jehus were the only things that moved fast in Wakefield, now as then.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for Wakefield

Wakefield

/ˈweɪkˌfiːld/
noun
1.
a city in N England, in Wakefield unitary authority, West Yorkshire: important since medieval times as an agricultural and textile centre. Pop: 76 886 (2001)
2.
a unitary authority in N England, in West Yorkshire. Pop: 318 300 (2003 est). Area: 333 sq km (129 sq miles)
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