Ely

Ely

[ee-lee for 1, 2; ee-lahy for 3]
noun
1.
a former administrative county in E England: now part of Cambridgeshire.
2.
a town on this island: medieval cathedral.
3.
a male given name.
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Ely (ˈiːlɪ)
 
n
1.  a cathedral city in E England, in E Cambridgeshire on the River Ouse. Pop: 13 954 (2001)
2.  a former county of E England, part of Cambridgeshire since 1965

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town, East Cambridgeshire district, administrative and historic county of Cambridgeshire, England. It lies on an "island" of rock that rises above the alluvial Fens and, prior to their draining (1630-52), was a place of refuge. The Isle of Ely is 7 miles (11 km) long and 4 miles (6 km) wide. The town itself is situated on the Isle's eastern side on the west bank of the River Ouse

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