Halifax

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Halifax is believed to be a descendant of Old English hāliġfeax (literally holy hair). The town is said to have received the name from the fact that the hair of a murdered virgin was hung up on a tree in the neighborhood, which became a resort of pilgrims. Compare also Fairfax.

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Halifax

  1. An industrial town in Yorkshire, England, 20km south-east of Leeds
  2. the capital city of Nova Scotia, Canada.
  3. a small town in North Carolina, USA and the county seat of Halifax County.
  4. a town in Virginia, USA, and the county seat of Halifax County.

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Halifax m

  1. Halifax (city in England)
  2. Halifax (city of Canada)