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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canterbury  \Can"ter*bur*y\,  n. 
  1.  A  city  in  England,  giving  its  name  various  articles.  It  is 
  the  seat  of  the  Archbishop  of  Canterbury  (primate  of  all 
  England),  and  contains  the  shrine  of  Thomas  [`a]  Becket, 
  to  which  pilgrimages  were  formerly  made 
 
  2.  A  stand  with  divisions  in  it  for  holding  music,  loose 
  papers,  etc 
 
  {Canterbury  ball}  (Bot.),  a  species  of  {Campanula}  of  several 
  varieties,  cultivated  for  its  handsome  bell-shaped 
  flowers. 
 
  {Canterbury  gallop},  a  gentle  gallop  such  as  was  used  by 
  pilgrims  riding  to  Canterbury;  a  canter. 
 
  {Canterbury  tale},  one  of  the  tales  which  Chaucer  puts  into 
  the  mouths  of  certain  pilgrims  to  Canterbury.  Hence  any 
  tale  told  by  travelers  to  pass  away  the  time. 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Canterbury,  CT 
  Zip  code(s):  06331 
  Canterbury,  NH 
  Zip  code(s):  03224 




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