[ pee-terz-burg ]


  1. a city in SE Virginia: besieged by Union forces 1864–65.


/ ˈpiːtəzˌbɜːɡ /


  1. a city in SE Virginia, on the Appomattox River: scene of prolonged fighting (1864–65) during the final months of the American Civil War. Pop: 33 091 (2003 est)

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During the debate, McAuliffe also touted his efforts to focus on child nutrition in Petersburg, saying the city’s schools became a model for a program that provided free meals to all students.

When Petersburg, Virginia, was falling on hard times … the community asked for help from Governor Terry McAuliffe, and he chose inaction.

He also noted that by the end of his four-year term, all of Petersburg’s schools were fully accredited, meaning they met all state standards.

The first was held April 6 at Virginia State University in Petersburg.

Petersburg and other team members are in Germany, Netherlands, Russia, Slovenia and Israel.

On the phone, she told friends she was going by train to St. Petersburg.

Then Gilkes immersed himself in the Old Masters at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.

Aduyeva received her education at the State University of Technology and Design in St. Petersburg.

There are dozens of such “academies” in Moscow and St. Petersburg, with names such as “Geisha School” or “How to Be a Real Woman.”

Last April, the Memorial Anti-Discrimination Center in St. Petersburg announced its closure under pressure from huge fines.

Austria's fall was due to the lethargy and hesitation of the courts of Berlin and St. Petersburg.

No unexpected disagreeables awaited them in St. Petersburg, and they settled down once again to a peaceful home life.

Hardly had the boys mother left St. Petersburg, when an epidemic of scarlet fever broke out in the school.

Kndinger had come to Russia at eighteen, and delighted the public of St. Petersburg by his brilliant virtuosity.

During the fifties the celebrated singing master Piccioli was living in Petersburg.


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