• The "Falstaff": Westgate Canterbury
    The "Falstaff": Westgate Canterbury
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Canterbury a town in Kent in southeastern England; site of the cathedral where Thomas a Becket was martyred in 1170; seat of the archbishop and primate of the Anglican Church
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The "Dane John" from the City Wall Canterbury The "Dane John" from the City Wall Canterbury
Bell Harry Tower: Canterbury Cathedral Bell Harry Tower: Canterbury Cathedral
Scene of the Martyrdom Canterbury Cathedral Scene of the Martyrdom Canterbury Cathedral
"Bits" of Old Canterbury "Bits" of Old Canterbury
"The Little Inn" Canterbury "The Little Inn" Canterbury
Canterbury Cathedral from Christchurch Gate Canterbury Cathedral from Christchurch Gate
West Gate, Canterbury West Gate, Canterbury
On the Stour Near Canterbury On the Stour Near Canterbury

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Canterbury A city in England, giving its name various articles. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterburyprimate of all England), and contains the shrine of Thomas à Becket, to which pilgrimages were formerly made.
    • Canterbury A stand with divisions in it for holding music, loose papers, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Canterbury A stand with divisions, for holding music, portfolios, loose papers, etc., usually made somewhat ornamental as a piece of furniture, and mounted on casters.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Canterbury kan′tėr-ber-ri a stand with divisions in it for holding books, music, &c
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  • Sydney Smith
    “I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.”


In literature:

This officer is called the Archbishop of Canterbury.
"Charles I" by Jacob Abbott
Bishops from Canterbury, London, and Rochester came to confer with More.
"Chelsea" by G. E. (Geraldine Edith) Mitton
These utterances brought him into collision with the archbishop of Canterbury, and on three occasions he was committed to prison.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Many of the early archbishops of Canterbury were buried in the baptistery there.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
The first who encountered the rabble on Blackheath was the Princess of Wales, the King's mother, on her return from a pilgrimage to Canterbury.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
Her Majesty's mandate was then read, and the commission of his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury.
"Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak" by Harriette McDougall
Canterbury Pilgrim's Puzzle, 33.
"The Canterbury Puzzles" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
A church was built at Canterbury, and the work of preaching the Faith went on vigorously.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
My Lord's Grace of Canterbury is become a Gospeller.
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
A place was assigned to them in Canterbury, and they were allowed to use Bertha's church.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner

In poetry:

Blest Becket from thy tomb arise,
And view thy saints with ravish'd eyes:
As crowds did at thy altar bow,
So this is Canterbury now.
"Superstition: A Tale" by Samuel Bowden
Perhaps you'll stand within the pillared nave
And aisles where colored sundust falls, and see
Old Canterbury Church where Becket gave
His life's best blood for England's liberty!
"To My Son" by Anonymous Americas
The work they've done to give me this
Brief bit of comfort, ease and bliss;
My pathway edged with cockle shells,
And bright with Canterbury bells,
That leads to where my humble thatch is,
It, too, adorned with straw-bright patches.
"Patches" by Robert W Service
It was drowned in peace and quiet, as the river reeds are drowned
In the water clear as crystal, flowing by with scarce a sound,
And the air was like a posy with the sweet haymaking smells,
And the roses and Sweet Williams and Canterbury Bells.
"Bullington" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Rowan Williams, archbishop of Canterbury, at a meeting Wednesday of the Church of England 's General Synod.
Rowan Williams, the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury, speaks during a meeting of the General Synod of the Church of England in London on Tuesday.
Former oil company executive Justin Welby has accepted the post of Archbishop of Canterbury.
Archbishop of Canterbury reacts to America's intelligent-design debate.
Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury is prompting questions about the viability of the role.
University of Canterbury postgraduate psychology researcher Carsten Grimm has been researching the happiness levels of various activities.
CRIMINAL DAMAGING, CANTERBURY ROAD: An errant golf shot caused a dispute between one unlucky duffer and a slumbering homeowner July 14.
Canterbury First Selectman Brian Sear in front of Canterbury Town Hall.
Archbishop of Canterbury thrills Kiwi followers .
Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.
Jets' frigid shooting cuprit in loss to Canterbury.
GETTING LOW—Jets' junior Nick Baumer (left) harasses Trent VanHorn on the perimeter during the AC loss to Canterbury.
Canterbury High School basketball standout Austin Hatch has taken yet another step toward becoming the athlete that he once was today.
Michigan recruit, Canterbury hoop star still recovering from crash.
New Haven , Homestead, Woodlan Boys, Canterbury Girls Hoops Winners.

In science:

Its, “On asymptotic analysis of orthogonal polynomials via the Riemann-Hilbert method”, Symmetries and integrability of difference equations (Canterbury, 1996), 165–177, London Math.
Large N asymptotics of orthogonal polynomials, from integrability to algebraic geometry
Wormald, Models of random regular graphs, Surveys in combinatorics, 1999 (Canterbury), London Math.
The length of closed geodesics on random Riemann Surfaces
Biomathematics Research Centre, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand., Department of Mathematics, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC, USA.
Inverting Random Functions III: Discrete MLE Revisited
Wormald, Models of random regular graphs, Surveys in combinatorics, 1999 (Canterbury), London Math.
Anatomy of a young giant component in the random graph
Wormald, Models of random regular graphs, Surveys in combinatorics, 1999 (Canterbury), London Math.
Critical window for the vacant set left by random walk on random regular graphs