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  1. Leith

    Leith is a district and former municipal burgh to the north of the city of Edinburgh at the mouth of the Water of Leith in Scotland. It has long been regarded as Edinburgh's port. It lies on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, in the unitary local authority of the City of Edinburgh. Leith is first referred to by name in the charter authorising the construction of Holyrood Abbey, Leith officially became Edinburgh's port in 1329 when Robert I transferred control to the magistrates and citizens of Edinburgh. It remains a busy port, handling over 1.5 million tonnes of cargo a year.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Leith

    chief seaport in E. of Scotland, on the Forth, contiguous to Edinburgh and the port of it; is an old, unattractive, but busy town. The harbour comprises five docks. The imports are corn, flour, wines, sugar, and fruit; the exports, coal, iron, paraffin, and whisky. There are shipbuilding and engineering works, breweries, distilleries, and other industries. Leith Fort, between the town and Newhaven, is the head-quarters of the artillery for Scotland.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. leith

    A channel on the coast of Sweden, like that round the point of Landfoort to Stockholm.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. leith

    A town of Scotland, 2 miles northeast from Edinburgh, of which it is the seaport. It was burned in 1541 by an English fleet, and in 1549 it was occupied by French troops, who came to the assistance of Mary of Guise.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Leith in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Leith in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    I'm chuffed to bits to be joining the most delicious show on television. I can't wait to break bread with Noel, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood and meet the brilliant bakers, and bearing in mind my love of cake, I've already ordered some much larger trousers in anticipation.

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