American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An independent city of southeast Virginia on the Appomattox River south of Richmond. A prolonged siege (June 15, 1864-April 3, 1865) during the Civil War led to the fall of Richmond and the subsequent surrender of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Population: 32,400.
- n. a city in Virginia; various other towns and cities
- n. a campaign in the American Civil War
- n. Saint Petersburg, formerly Leningrad, a city in Russia
- n. a town in southeastern Virginia (south of Richmond); scene of heavy fighting during the American Civil War
- n. the final campaign of the American Civil War (1864-65); Union forces under Grant besieged and finally defeated Confederate forces under Lee
“SAINT PETERSBURG (AFP) - Around 200 activists gathered Sunday in the centre of the Russian city of Saint Petersburg to protest the impact on the environment of a series of government projects.”
“PETERSBURG -- A Prince George County man who robbed or attempted to rob four people in four days as part of his initiation into a Bloods-affiliated gang in Petersburg pleaded guilty today to seven felonies, including criminal gang participation.”
“PETERSBURG, W. Va - The West Virginia Board of Funeral Service Examiners held a hearing Wednesday in Charleston to determine if a Petersburg funeral home violated state code.”
“A site in Petersburg is trying to get them to release data, but the city there is dragging their heels, too.”
“One of its first-rate establishments, the Community of St. Georges, in Petersburg, is under the high patronage of the Princess Eugenie of”
“Here's where the story goes completely off the rails, as St Petersburg is thrown into a bloody conflict pitting living against undead.”
“A second state water permit hearing is coming up November 10 in Petersburg to accept more comments about how the East Fork project would affect flooding, human safety, and fish, wildlife, and plant resources.”
“After graduating from college, he worked in Petersburg, Alaska, as a cab driver; in Austin, Texas, as a groundskeeper; and in Manhattan, as tutor in German and Spanish.”
“A small plane crashed in Petersburg Nj after taking off in Woodbine during an apparent lull in the storm.”
“They had especially liked the Creation Museum, in Petersburg, Ky., and Niagara Falls.”
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