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Ely

[ee-lee for 1, 2; ee-lahy for 3] /ˈi li for 1, 2; ˈi laɪ for 3/
noun
1.
Isle of, 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/
noun
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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Ely

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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