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Barrie

[bar-ee] /ˈbær i/
noun
1.
Sir James M(atthew) 1860–1937, Scottish novelist, short-story writer, and playwright.
2.
a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada, NW of Toronto.
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barrie

/ˈbærɪ/
adjective
1.
(Scot, dialect) very good; attractive
Word Origin
from Romany

Barrie

/ˈbærɪ/
noun
1.
Sir James Matthew. 1860–1937, Scottish dramatist and novelist, noted particularly for his popular children's play Peter Pan (1904)
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Barrie

city, seat (1837) of Simcoe county, southeastern Ontario, Canada. It lies along Kempenfelt Bay, an arm of Lake Simcoe, 55 miles (90 km) north-northwest of Toronto. In 1812 a storehouse was probably built on the site, which during the War of 1812 was the landing and starting point of the Nine-Mile-Portage (a military supply route to the upper Great Lakes). A permanent settlement was established in 1828, named for Commodore Robert Barrie, commander of a naval squadron at Kingston, Ontario. The early economy was based on agriculture and lumbering. Allandale village to the south was annexed in 1897.

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