Sitka

[sit-kuh]
Related formsSit·kan, noun
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Examples from the Web for sitka

Contemporary Examples of sitka

  • "One of them is an out-of-touch liberal, and the other happened to be the mayor of Sitka," she said, referring to McAdams.

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    Palin's Frenzied Attempt to Save Miller

    Shushannah Walshe

    November 1, 2010

  • Miller now enters the general election against his Democratic opponent, Sitka Mayor Scott McAdams.

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    Murkowski Bows Out in Alaska

    Shushannah Walshe

    September 1, 2010

Historical Examples of sitka

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

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye

  • Starvation at Sitka was imminent,—it was impossible to delay longer.

    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 decays quickly when exposed to rain and weather.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

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

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson


British Dictionary definitions for sitka

Sitka

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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