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Whitby

[ hwit-bee, wit- ]
/ ˈʰwɪt bi, ˈwɪt- /
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noun
a port in SE Ontario, in S Canada, on Lake Ontario.
a seaport in E North Yorkshire, in NE England: ruins of an abbey; church council a.d. 664.
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Whitby
/ (ˈwɪtbɪ) /

noun
a fishing port and resort in NE England, in E North Yorkshire at the mouth of the River Esk: an important ecclesiastical centre in Anglo-Saxon times; site of an abbey founded in 656. Pop: 13 594 (2001)See also Synod of Whitby
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