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

  • A borough of north-central England east-northeast of Manchester. In the Battle of Wakefield (1460) Richard Plantagenet, the third duke of York (1411-1460), was slain by Lancastrian forces in the Wars of the Roses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An industrial city in northern England; traditionally a centre for the cloth industry.
  • proper n. A habitational surname.


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