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Bury

(bĕ`rē), metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 60,785), NE England, located in the Manchester metropolitan area on the Irwell River and linked by canal with Bolton and Manchester. A textile city since the time of Edward III, when wool weaving was introduced by the Flemings, Bury has factories for the spinning, weaving, and bleaching of cotton. Hats, paper, machines, and boilers are among its other manufactures. Robert PeelPeel, Sir Robert,
1788–1850, British statesman. The son of a rich cotton manufacturer, whose baronetcy he inherited in 1830, Peel entered Parliament as a Tory in 1809.
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, the statesman, and John KayKay, John,
1704–64, English inventor. He patented (1733) the fly shuttle, operated by pulling a cord that drove the shuttle to either side, freeing one hand of the weaver to press home the weft.
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, inventor of the "flying shuttle," were born in Bury.
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Bury

1. a town in NW England, in Bury unitary authority, Greater Manchester: an early textile centre. Pop.: 60 178 (2001)
2. a unitary authority in NW England, in Greater Manchester. Pop.: 181 900 (2003 est.). Area: 99 sq. km (38 sq. miles)
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