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[wilks-bar-ee, -bar-uh, -bair]
  1. a city in E Pennsylvania, on the Susquehanna River.
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  • But we can probably catch a jitney or something from Wilkes-Barre.

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    Sewell Ford

  • The mayor of Scranton made a call, and so did the mayor of Wilkes-Barre.

  • Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, was the third one of America's "dirty cities."

  • Wilkes-Barre Record: "The volume is most interesting and shows deep research bearing the marks of the indefatigable student."

  • They located near one of the forts, upon a spot of ground which is at present covered by the city of Wilkes-Barre.