[pee-ter-bur-oh, -buhr-oh, -ber-uh]
- a city in Cambridgeshire, in central England.
- a city in SE Ontario, in SE Canada.
- Soke of [sohk] /soʊk/, a former administrative division in Cambridgeshire, in central England. 84 sq. mi. (218 sq. km).
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Mordaunt (Charles), Earl of Peterborough, his portrait, 441.
Peterborough text of the "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle," year 1086.A Literary History of the English People
Jean Jules Jusserand
Wellington can drill armies: Peterborough could marshal nations.Imaginary Conversations and Poems
Walter Savage Landor
Ely is about a quarter of the size of Peterborough in respect to population.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely
W. D. Sweeting
They, however, proposed to send the Dean of Peterborough to visit her.Mary Queen of Scots, Makers of History
- 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)
- a unitary authority in central England, in Cambridgeshire. Pop: 158 800 (2003 est). Area: 402 sq km (155 sq miles)
- Soke of Peterborough a former administrative unit of E central England, generally considered part of Northamptonshire or Huntingdonshire: absorbed into Cambridgeshire in 1974
- a city in SE Canada, in SE Ontario: manufacturing centre. Pop: 73 303 (2001)
- a traditional type of wooden canoe formerly made in Peterborough, SE Ontario
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