One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A low cabinet for holding music or books.
Early 19th century: named after Canterbury in Kent (from a belief that the Archbishop of Canterbury ordered such a piece to be made).
1A city in Kent, south-eastern England, the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury; population 41,900 (est. 2009). St Augustine established a church and monastery there in 597 and it became a place of medieval pilgrimage.
2A region on the central east coast of the South Island, New Zealand.
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