Canterbury ball
Canterbury Can"ter*bur*y (k[a^]n"t[~e]r*b[e^]r*r[y^]), prop. n. 1. A city in England, giving its name various articles. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury (primate of all England), and contains the shrine of Thomas [`a] Becket, to which pilgrimages were formerly made. [1913 Webster]

2. A stand with divisions in it for holding music, loose papers, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Canterbury ball} (Bot.), a species of {Campanula} of several varieties, cultivated for its handsome bell-shaped flowers.

{Canterbury gallop}, a gentle gallop such as was used by pilgrims riding to Canterbury; a canter.

{Canterbury tale}, one of the tales which Chaucer puts into the mouths of certain pilgrims to Canterbury. Hence, any tale told by travelers to pass away the time. [1913 Webster]


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  • Canterbury gallop — Canterbury Can ter*bur*y (k[a^]n t[ e]r*b[e^]r*r[y^]), prop. n. 1. A city in England, giving its name various articles. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury (primate of all England), and contains the shrine of Thomas [ a] Becket, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canterbury tale — Canterbury Can ter*bur*y (k[a^]n t[ e]r*b[e^]r*r[y^]), prop. n. 1. A city in England, giving its name various articles. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury (primate of all England), and contains the shrine of Thomas [ a] Becket, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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