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Leith

(lēth), former town, Edinburgh, SE Scotland, on the south shore of the Firth of Forth. It was incorporated into EdinburghEdinburgh
, city (1991 pop. 433,200) and council area, royal burgh, capital of Scotland, on the Firth of Forth. Leith, part of the city since 1920, is Edinburgh's port. The city is famous in Scottish legend and literature as Dunedin or "Auld Reekie.
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 in 1920. As a strategically located port, Leith was the object of contention in several struggles. It was sacked by the English in 1544 and 1547, and Mary of Guise held it for the Catholics against a siege by English and Scottish Protestants in 1559–60. Leith was burned in the Jacobite uprising of 1715.

Leith

a port in SE Scotland, on the Firth of Forth: part of Edinburgh since 1920
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But how could you, Leith," I cried, the picture of the consumptive lad strong before me, "how could you treat him so barbarously?
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Stepping down an old stone staircase, the noise of the busy Stockwell street quickly gave way to the sound of the Water Of Leith, the river that flows through Edinburgh before emptying into the Firth Of Forth.
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