from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A district of Edinburgh, Scotland, on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. It is a noted seaport and shipbuilding center.


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  • So there have been three one-stars in Leith for nearly two years (Michelin publishes in January).

    From Ships to Michelin Stars

  • It was a registry office wedding in Leith in what had once been […]

    2009 October at SF Novelists

  • It was a registry office wedding in Leith in what had once been a library – perfect for book people.

    Sabbatical at SF Novelists

  • There are lots of reasons why he's delighted his eponymous restaurant, in Leith, down by Edinburgh's docks, has been named restaurant of the year by you, the readers.

    Best UK Restaurant 2010: The Kitchin, Edinburgh

  • I will be voting SNP tomorrow down in Leith, assuming they don't mind that I don't have my polling card with me.

    Why I am voting Labour....

  • These writers are usually the son or daughter of someone famous who may have had some talent Victoria Coren used to specialise in an infuriating dribble of what my trendy mates did and Sam Leith is not much better in the Telegraph.

    Mimi Spencer Is a Man

  • More importantly it’s set in Leith and there’s a detective with a dark past.

    Ken MacLeod Talks About The Night Sessions | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • (Actually, to be precise they’re Leith’s best known pop exports: Leith is a formerly separate town that got absorbed into Edinburgh over time and became the city’s docks area, but has always had its own distinctive character.)

    Brian Ruckley · Proclaimers Day

  • Leith, which is near Edinburgh, and, in truth, is a mere suburb of

    Five Weeks in a Balloon

  • ` ` About fifteen years since, having business that detained me for some time in Leith, which is near Edenborough, in the kingdom of Scotland, I often met some of my acquaintance at a certain house there, where we used to drink a glass of wine for our refection.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian


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