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town (1991 pop. 7,770), Highland, N Scotland, on Wick Bay at the mouth of the Wick River. The town consists of the villages of Louisburgh, Old Wick, and Pulteneytown. It is an important port for whitefish. Tourism is economically important; the area's famous glass-blowing factory is an attraction.


a cord or band of loosely twisted or woven fibres, as in a candle, cigarette lighter, etc., that supplies fuel to a flame by capillary action


Archaic a village or hamlet


a town in N Scotland, in Highland, at the head of Wick Bay (an inlet of the North Sea). Pop.: 7333 (2001)
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Spring has sprung and all those budding gardeners out there will love getting 25% off all Wickes decking products.
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Competition not open to employees to Wickes or Travis Perkins Group Ltd, their friends or family.
David Furness, operations director for Wickes, added: "The Caerphilly Wickes is a major investment in the area and plays a significant role in our ongoing investment programme across the UK and we're delighted with this latest addition to our estate.
One lucky winner will land a kitchen from Wickes worth pounds 2,500.
The addition of Wickes brought 171 new stores into the Travis portfolio and Travis Perkins currently has an overall estate of 994 locations.
The Palmdale store, which will employ about 35 people, is part of an effort by Wickes to expand its presence in Southern California.
Despite the caution, Travis said it expected to grow profits in its merchandising division, which accounts for around two-thirds of the business, while it should also add profits and cost savings from the acquisition of Wickes.
Focus includes nearly 300 stores and is aimed at the ``lighter end'' of the DIY market, while Wickes has 135 outlets specialising in materials used by builders.
The potential interest in Focus Wickes has been stirred by a strategic review believed to be under way by private equity owners Duke Street and Apax.
Wickes also laid on a 10% opening discount to celebrate the day, while store manager Eddie Elliot welcomed his famous guest.
The acquisition, the terms of which were not disclosed, also involves some current Wickes management.