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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. Capital city of Nova Scotia, Canada.

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