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  • I went to the diamond district in New York.

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  • The trip took us out of the District on the Maryland side as we headed west through picturesque rolling hills and farm lands.

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  • It lies in the densely populated district in the north-east of the county, between Stalybridge and Ashton-under-Lyne, and is served by the London & North Western and Great Central railways.

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  • The centre of the mining district (Metalla of the itineraries) was probably about 5 m.

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  • Silver has also been found in the district of Sarrabus, iron at S.

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  • My father is chief in command of the Third District, and my only way of avoiding active service is to serve under him.

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  • Prince Andrew had to see the Marshal of the Nobility for the district in connection with the affairs of the Ryazan estate of which he was trustee.

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  • That was a misfortune no one could remedy, for the peasants of the district burned their hay rather than let the French have it.

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  • There is evidence that about three centuries ago elephants wandered in the forests of Malwa and Nimar, while they survived to a later date in the Chanda district of the Central Provinces.

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  • It looked suspiciously like the warehouse district near the Annapolis port, and she smelled the sea on the air.

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  • It looked suspiciously like the warehouse district near the Annapolis port, and she smelled the sea on the air.

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  • Very little is known about the town, which is the trade centre of a considerable district, including Kataghan, where the best horses in Afghanistan are bred.

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  • Pop. of urban district (1901) 1570.

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  • The bituminous coal of West Virginia is a particularly good coking coal, and in 1905, 1906, 1907 and 1908 West Virginia ranked second (to Pennsylvania) among the states of the Union in the amount of coke manufactured; the Flat Top district is the principal cokemaking region.

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  • Joplin is the trade centre of a rich agricultural and fruit-growing district, but its growth has been chiefly due to its situation in one of the must productive zinc and lead regions in the country, for which it is the commercial centre.

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  • The district includes several caves, such as Victoria Cave, close to the town, where bones of animals, and stone, bone and other implements and ornaments have been discovered.

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  • It was lunchtime, and the sidewalk was packed with people in business attire headed to the small bistros, cafes and other eateries lining the business district of downtown Atlanta.

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  • Leathertanning and shoe-making are especially associated with the district called Langstraat, which is situated between Geertruidenberg and 's Hertogenbosch, and consists of a series of industrial villages along the course of the Old Maas.

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  • Norfolk is combined with Portsmouth in one customs district, the foreign trade of which in 1908 amounted to $11,326,817 in exports and $1,150,044 in imports.

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  • The city extends for several miles along both sides of the river, and is in a good farming district, with which it is connected by stone roads.

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  • He must maintain a strictly impartial attitude of body and mind, accept no presents from the people of his district, and render judgment only when he is in a normal condition mentally and physically.

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  • In this part of the peninsula they ascend the hills to a considerable height, as they do in the Newara Eliya district of Ceylon, where they have been encountered at an elevation of over 7000 ft.

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  • A senator must be twenty-five years of age, and must have been a citizen of the state for five years and a resident of the district for one year preceding his election.

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  • An assistant District Attorney had called about prosecuting a felony drug possession, but the second note was upsetting.

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  • For each school district there is a board of education consisting of a president and two commissioners, each elected for a term of four years, one commissioner every two years.

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  • It lies in a hilly well-wooded district above the valley of the small river Wye, a tributary of the Thames.

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  • For each school district there is a board of education consisting of a president and two commissioners, each elected for a term of four years, one commissioner every two years.

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  • INSEIN, a town of British India, in the Hanthawaddy district of Burma, Io m.

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  • In 1876 Garfield for the eighth time was chosen to represent his district; and afterwards as one of the two representatives of the Republicans in the House, he was a member of the Electoral Commission which decided the dispute regarding the presidential election of 1876.

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  • There is a special cultivation of hops in the district north-west of 's Hertogenbosch.

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  • In this last district, near the mouth of the old canal, stands a fine statue of Christopher Columbus, the gift of the empress Eugenie in 1870.

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  • The indebtedness of a county, municipality or school district is limited to 5% of the value of its taxable property.

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  • DINAPUR, a town and military station of British India, in the Patna district of Bengal, on the right bank of the Ganges, 12 m.

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  • Shortly after reaching Neheim it bends to the south-west, courses through the mining district around Hagen, and receives from the left the waters of the Lenne.

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  • CHANDAUSI, a town of British India, in the Moradabad district of the United Provinces, 28 m.

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  • His early years were spent in the performance of such labour as fell to the lot of every farmer's son in the new states, and in the acquisition of such education as could be had in the district schools held for a few weeks each winter.

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  • In the area of the Newer Appalachian Mountains, the eastern Panhandle region has a forest similar to that of the plateau district; but between these two areas of hardwood there is a long belt where spruce and white pine cover the mountain ridges.

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  • A law enacted in 1908 requires that children between eight and fifteen years of age shall attend school twenty-four weeks each year, provided the public school in their district is in session that length of time.

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  • Ten minutes after each regiment had entered a Moscow district, not a soldier or officer was left.

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  • Bennigsen was a landlord in the Vilna province who appeared to be doing the honors of the district, but was in reality a good general, useful as an adviser and ready at hand to replace Barclay.

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  • Country neighbors from Otradnoe, impoverished old squires and their daughters, Peronskaya a maid of honor, Pierre Bezukhov, and the son of their district postmaster who had obtained a post in Petersburg.

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  • In 1862 he was elected a member of Congress from the Ashtabula district of Ohio, and, resigning his.

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  • ANGRA, or Angra Do Heroismo ("Bay of Heroism," a name given it in 1829, to commemorate its successful defence against the Miguelist party), the former capital of the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, and chief town of an administrative district, comprising the islands of Terceira, St George and Graciosa.

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  • But we know that the pressure of the barbarians began to be felt seriously in the later part of the 2nd century, and after long struggles the whole or almost the whole district east of Rhine and north of Danube was lost - seemingly all within one short period - about A.D.

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  • South of Gennargentu, in the district of the Sarcidano, is the Monte S.

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  • This was the Marshal of the Nobility of the district, who had come personally to point out to the princess the necessity for her prompt departure.

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  • In peacetime it is only necessary to billet troops in the villages of any district and the number of fires in that district immediately increases.

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  • There is a band of thieves in our district who ought to be arrested by a strong force--October 11.

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  • The judicial powers of the county court are confined to probate, the appointment of executors, administrators and other personal representatives, and the settlement of their accounts, matters relating to apprentices and to contested elections for county and district officers.

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  • As Dean climbed the steep steps, Bobby Witherspoon from the District Attorney's office caught up with him.

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  • As Dean climbed the steep steps, Bobby Witherspoon from the District Attorney's office caught up with him.

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  • DUNEDIN, a city of New Zealand, capital of the provincial district of Otago, and the seat of a bishop, in Taieri county.

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  • DUNEDIN, a city of New Zealand, capital of the provincial district of Otago, and the seat of a bishop, in Taieri county.

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  • Aliwal North was so called to distinguish it from Aliwal South, now Mossel Bay, the seaport of the pastoral Grasveld district, on the west side of Mossel Bay.

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  • A Republican convention in his district demanded his resignation, and re-election seemed impossible; but he defended himself in two pamphlets, "Increase of Salaries" and "Review of the Transactions of the Credit Mobilier Company," made a village-to-village canvass, and was victorious.

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  • Pop. of urban district (1901) 5479� It has a pleasant undulating site near the headwaters of the river Wey.

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  • Each magisterial district constitutes a school district and there are also a few independent school districts.

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  • With a lively arts district, a minor league hockey team and an active waterfront, this city draws many visitors from all over the country.

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  • The menu caters to all ages, and the food is the highest quality to be found in the district.

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  • Its area, however, includes a large district E.

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  • Its area, however, includes a large district E.

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  • Beit Jibrin is in the centre of a district of great archaeological interest.

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  • The town has considerable repute as a health resort, owing partly to its elevation (737 ft.) and partly to the natural charms of the district.

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  • Golddredging, in the hands of rich companies, remains a primary source of wealth in the district.

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  • The history of the city is unknown, though it is regarded as probable that it preserved its independence long after the Spaniards had taken possession of the rest of the district.

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  • The costume of the women is different (often entirely so) in each village or district.

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  • Leone to the west of Cagliari, and antimony and other metals near Lanusei, but in smaller quantities than in the Iglesias district, so that comparatively little mining has as yet been done there.

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  • In the district of Gennargentu they occur, rarely, as much as 3600 ft.

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  • The name Barbaria for the mountainous district in the east centre of Sardinia, in the district of Nuoro, which still exists in the form Barbargia, goes back to the Roman period, the civitates Barbariae being mentioned in an inscription of the time of Tiberius (Corp. inscr.

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  • Pop. of urban district (1901) 18,179.

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  • Schweidnitz is the chief grain market of the district.

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  • The town is neatly built in the Dutch style, lying on three small hills in a fertile district near the frontier of Holland, about 2 m.

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  • To the south and west of the city a large district is laid out as a park, where there is a statue to the memory of John Maurice of Nassau-Siegen (1604-1679), who governed Cleves from 1650 to 1679, and in the western part there are mineral wells with a pump room and bathing establishment.

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  • AMRITSAR, or Umritsar, a city and district of British India, in the Lahore division of the Punjab.

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  • The district is bounded on the N.W.

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  • by the district of Gurdaspur, and on the S.W.

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  • by the district of Lahore.

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  • Amritsar district is a nearly level plain, with a very slight slope from east to west.

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  • The banks of the Beas are high, and on this side of the district well-water is not found except at 50 ft.

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  • The only stream passing through the district is the Kirni or Saki, which takes its rise in a marsh in the Gurdaspur district, and after traversing part of the district empties itself into the Ravi.

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  • Numerous canals intersect the district, affording ample means of irrigation.

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  • The town is governed by an urban district council.

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  • It is the see of a bishop, the seat of the district prefecture and a tribunal, and the headquarters of the territorial militia corps, having besides a large number of regular troops in garrison.

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  • The older name of the district was Abarshehr.

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  • KYAUKPYU, a district in the Arakan division of Lower Burma, on the eastern coast of the Bay of Bengal.

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  • Earth-oil wells exist in several places in the district.

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  • It is also known as the Ko-kayaing, so called from the original nine canals of the district.

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  • The Panlaung and Zawgyi rivers from the Shan States flow through the district and are utilized for the numerous irrigation canals.

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  • The greater part of the district consists of state land, the cultivators being tenants of government, but there is a certain amount of hereditary freehold.

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  • The name of Mannheim was connected with its present site in the 8th century, when a small village belonging to the abbey of Lorsch lay in the marshy district between the Neckar and the Rhine.

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  • In March 1490 the county of Tirol was added to his possessions through the abdication of his kinsman, Count Sigismund, and this district soon became his favourite residence.

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  • From about 1550 onwards the Zimbabwe generally referred to by Portuguese writers was at a spot a little north of the Afur district, not far from the Zambezi.

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  • LOHARU, a native state of India, in the south-east corner of the Punjab, between Hissar district and Rajputana.

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  • Pop. of urban district (1901) 11,986.

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  • It is picturesquely situated in the hilly district of the upper valley of the river Aire, the course of which is followed by the Leeds and Liverpool canal.

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  • Skipton was the capital of the ancient district of Craven.

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  • The name of the genus is derived from Arauco, the name of the district in southern Chile where the trees were first discovered.

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  • Its safety also was secured by the barrier of rugged mountains (7000 to 8000 ft.) which separates its district from the rest of Asia Minor.

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  • The cause of this long duration, and at the same time the secret of its history, is to be found in the isolated position of Trebizond and its district, between the mountains and the sea, which has already been described.

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  • But the most remarkable memorial of the middle ages that exists in all this district is the monastery of Sumelas, which is situated about 25 m.

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  • It is in the heart of the manufacturing district of the West Riding, and has large woollen and worsted factories; carpets, machinery and soap are also produced.

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  • HUMACAO, a small city and the capital of a municipal district and department of the same name, in Porto Rico, 46 m.

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  • Pop. (1899) of the city, 4428; and of the municipal district, 14,313.

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  • As the captial of the ancient district of Kennemerland between den Helder and Haarlem, Alkmaar frequently suffered in the early wars between the Hollanders and the Frisians, and in 1517 was captured by the united Gelderlanders and Frisians.

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  • The superiority which is claimed for Burton ales is attributed to the use of well-water impregnated with sulphate of lime derived from the gypseous deposits of the district.

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  • It lies at the junction of two streams, the Rother and Hipper, in a populous industrial district.

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  • In the immediate neighbourhood of Chesterfield on the west is the urban district of Brampton and Waltcn (pop. 2698), to the south-east is Hasland (7427), and to the north-east Brimington (4569).

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  • Yeni Shehr, " new town"), the most important town of Thessaly, situated in a rich agricultural district on the right bank of the Salambria (Peneios, Peneus, Peneius), about 35 m.

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  • It appears in early times, when Thessaly was mainly governed by a few aristocratic families, as an important city under the rule of the Aleuadae, whose authority extended over the whole district of Pelasgiotis.

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  • MYAUNGMYA, a district in the Irrawaddy division of lower Burma, formed in 1893 out of a portion of Bassein district, and reconstituted in 1903.

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  • The district is a deltaic tract, bordering south on the sea and traversed by many tidal creeks.

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  • Rice cultivation and fishing occupy practically all the inhabitants of the district.

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  • In 1900 the Birmingham district produced six-sevenths of the total pig iron exported from the United States, and in 1902 nine-tenths of Alabama's coal, coke and pig iron; in 1905 Jefferson county produced 67.5% of the total iron and steel product of the state, and 62.5% of the pig iron produced by the state.

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  • AVICENNA [Abu 'Ali al-Husain ibn 'Abdallah ibn Sinai (980-1037), Arabian philosopher, was born at Afshena in the district of Bokhara.

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  • A portion of the Mirdite region, the Mat district, the neighbourhood of Dibra, Jakova and Ipek and other localities have never been s.

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  • On the S., Albanian territory was curtailed owing to the acquisition of the Arta district by Greece (May 1881), the river Arta now forming the frontier.

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  • The river Shkumb separates the northern from the central district, the Viossa the central from the southern.

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  • The summer temperature in the plains is that of southern Italy; in the mountain district& it is high during the day, but falls almost to freezing-point at night.

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  • The oak forests near Dibra, where charcoal-making is a considerable industry, and the beech-woods of the Prishtina district, are especially remarkable.

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  • The sumach is largely grown in the Mirdite district; its leaves are exported to Trieste for use in tanneries and dyeworks.

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  • A district near Kroia is locally known as Arbenia; the Tosk form Arberia strictly applies only to the mountain region near Avlona.

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  • The Albanians in Greece, whose settlements extend over Attica, Boeotia, the district of � Corinth and the Argolid peninsula, as well as southern Euboea and the islands of Hydra, Spetzae, Poros and Salamis, descend from Tosk immigrants in the 14th century.

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  • The only genuine division of the Albanian race is that of Ghegs and Tosks; the Liaps, who inhabit the district between the Viossa and the sea, and the Tshams or Chams, who occupy the coast-land south of the Kalamas, are subdivisions of the Tosk family.

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  • Notwithstanding their complete subjection, women are treated with a certain respect, and are often employed as intermediaries in the settlement of feuds; a woman may traverse a hostile district without fear of injury, and her bessa will protect the traveller or the stranger.

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  • A Roman Catholic tribe, occupying an inaccessible district, they have hitherto defeated every effort of the Turks to encroach on their autonomy.

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  • In 1880 Prenk was kidnapped by the Turkish authorities and exiled to Anatolia; another member of the ruling family was appointed kaimakam, but the Mirdites refused to obey him, and their district has ever since been in a state of anarchy.

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  • (2) The Mi-shkodrak (Upper Scutari) group or confederation, also known as the Malsia-Madhe (Great Highlands), is composed of the Klement, Grud-a, Hot, Kastrat and Shkrel tribes, which occupy the mountainous district north-east of Scutari.

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  • (3) The Dukajin, whose territory lies between that of the last-named group and the district of Jakova, include the Pulati, Shalla, Shoshi and other tribes; they are more independent and more savage than the Mi-shkodrak, 1 and have never paid tribute from time immemorial.

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  • In the region east of KroIa the Mat tribe, which occupies the upper valley of the Matia, presents an 'entirely different organization; their district is governed by four wealthy families, possessing hereditary rank and influence.

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  • "Cyclopean" structures were discovered by Hahn at Kretzunista, Arinista, and other sites in the district of Argyrokastro; the walls, partly "Cyclopean," of an ancient city (perhaps Bullis) are visible at Gradisti on the Viossa.

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  • Ptolemy's account presents us with the last stage, in which the name Idumaea is entirely restricted to the cis-Jordanic district, and the old trans-Jordanic region is absorbed in Arabia.

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  • Pop. of urban district (1901) 9446.

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  • There are several interesting limestone caverns, and Sylvan Lake, in the high mountain district, is an important resort.

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  • DHARWAR, a town and district of British India, in the southern division of Bombay.

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  • The District Of Dharwar has an area of 4602 sq.

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  • The whole district lies high and has no large rivers.

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  • The centres of the cotton trade are Hubli and Gadag, junctions on the Southern Mahratta railway, which traverses the district in several directions.

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  • The early history of the territory comprised within the district of Dharwar has been to a certain extent reconstructed from the inscription slabs and memorial stones which abound there.

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  • In the 14th century the district was first overrun by the Mahommedans, after which it was annexed to the newly established Hindu kingdom of Vijayanagar, an official of which named Dhar Rao, according to local tradition, built the fort at Dharwar town in 1403.

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  • The old district of Assiniboia, the result of the efforts in colonization by the earl of Selkirk in 1811 and succeeding years, was the nucleus of the province.

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  • On his arrival in Syria, Pompey reversed the decision, but, ignoring the charge of bribery brought against Scaurus, left him in command of the district.

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  • BADNUR, a town of British India, the headquarters of the district of Betul in the Central Provinces.

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  • Pop. of urban district (1901) 7786.

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  • Selby is the centre of a rich agricultural district, and its industries include rope and twine making, flax-scutching, boatbuilding, iron-founding, tanning and brewing.

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  • The ecclesiastical unit in episcopacy is a diocese, comprising many churches and ruled by a prelate; in congregationalism it is a single church, self-governed and entirely independent of all others; in Presbyterianism it is a presbytery or council composed of ministers and elders representing all the churches within a specified district.

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  • 1 Calvin suggested that men of known worth should be appointed in different quarters of the city to report to the ministers those persons in their district who lived in open sin; that the ministers should then warn such persons not to come to the communion; and that, if their warnings were unheeded, discipline should be enforced.

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  • The older part of the city and the principal business and manufacturing district occupies the low lands; the newer part, chiefly residential, is built upon the heights.

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  • Troy is the market for a fertile agricultural region, and the principal jobbing centre for a large district in north-eastern New York and eastern Massachusetts.

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  • A very considerable trade is carried on at Parma in grain, cattle and the dairy produce of the district.

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  • 505, in "Germania," a district on the borders of Thrace and Macedonia.

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  • North of Buenos Aires, on the Parana river, is the port of Rosario, the outlet for a rich agricultural district, ranking next to the federal capital in importance.

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  • Political Divisions and Towns.-The chief political divisions of the republic consist of one federal district, 14 provinces and 10 territories, the last in great part dating from the settlement of the territorial controversies with Chile.

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  • In 1881 President Roca offered for public purchase by auction the lands in the southwest of the province of Buenos Aires, the Pampa Central, and the Neuquen district, these lands having been rendered habitable after the campaign of 1878 against the Indians.

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  • During the last months of President Uriburu's administration, matters had reached a climax, especially in connexion with the delimitation in a district known as the Puna de Atacama.

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  • The lower valley of the Loire, including Touraine and Anjou, and the district of Saumur.

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  • Included therein are the dairying and horse-raising district of northern Brittany and the dairying regions of Jura and Savoy.

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  • The best poultry come from the Bresse, the district of Houdan (Seine-et-Oise), the district of Le Mans and Crveccuur (Calvados).

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  • each at the head of a district corn-.

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  • The urban and rural district roads, covering a much greater mileage and classed as la petite voirie, are maintained chiefly by the communes under the supervision of the Minister of the Interior.

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  • He is assisted, and in some degree controlled, in his work by the district council (conseil darrondissement), to which each canton sends a member, chosen by universal suffrage.

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  • It is the seat of a justice of the peace, and is the electoral unit for the general council and the district council.

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  • In 939 Louis became involved in a struggle with the emperor Otto the Great on the question of Lorraine, the nobles of which district had sworn an oath of fidelity to the king of France.

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  • Pop. of urban district (190') 2952.

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  • FALUN, a town of Sweden, capital of the district (lain) of Kopparberg, 153 m.

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  • It is also one of the two chief cities, or capitals, of the Federal district.

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  • from Rawalpindi, the headquarters of the Hazara district in the N.W.

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  • Frontier Province, called after its founder, Sir James Abbott, who settled this wild district after the annexation of the Punjab.

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  • It is probable that the principal town of the country, or at least of the district, was always in this neighbourhood.

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  • Some trade is carried on by means of the river, and the town is the centre of a salmon fishery district.

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  • VOLSCI, an ancient Italian people, well known in the history of the first century of the Roman Republic. They then inhabited the partly hilly, partly marshy district of the S.

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  • This phenomenon of what might have been taken for a piece of Umbrian text appearing in a district remote from Umbria and hemmed in by Latins on the north and Oscan-speaking Samnites on the south is a most curious feature in the geographical distribution of the Italic dialects, and is clearly the result of some complex historical movements.

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  • The Maclaurins acquired the district as early as the 9th century and occupied it for several hundred years until ousted by the Macgregors, a neighbouring clan, who had repeatedly raided their lands, and in 1558 slew the chief and many of his followers.

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  • It was found in some abundance at the end of the 18th century in the copper mines of the St Day district in Cornwall, and has since been found at a few other localities, for example, at Konigsberg near Schemnitz in Hungary, and in the Tintic district in Utah.

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  • The whole district is the private property of the sultan of Turkey.

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  • LINKOPING, a city of Sweden, the seat of a bishop, and chief town of the district (lan) of Ostergotland.

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  • It lies in a healthy, hilly district, and has grown in modern times from a village into a large residential town.

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  • Between the Swan and North-West Cape the principal rivers are the Greenough, Murchison and Gascoyne; on the north-west coast, the Ashburton, Fortescue and De Grey; and in the Kimberley district, the Fitzroy, Panton, Prince Regent and the Ord.

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  • Another notable feature of the interior is the so-called lake area, a district stretching to the north of Spencer Gulf.

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  • to York'Sound in the Kimberley district for a distance of some 150 m.

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  • Taking the district generally, the difference between the mean Wales.

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  • at various points on the northern coast, and at Kiandra in the Monaro district, to 9 in.

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  • at Milparinka in the transDarling district.

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  • The first important discovery was made in 1882, when gold was found in the Kimberley district; but it was not until a few years later that this rich and extensive area was developed.

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  • This was the first of the many rich discoveries in the same district which have made Western Australia the chief gold-producer of the Australian group. In 1907 there were eighteen goldfields in the state, and it was estimated that over 30,000 miners were actively engaged in the search for gold.

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  • There are eight mines in the Bendigo district over 3000 ft.

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  • In the Ballarat district a depth of 2520 ft.

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  • In northern Queensland copper is found throughout the Cloncurry district, in the upper basin of the Star river, and the Herberton district.

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  • The most important tin-mines in Queensland are in the Herberton district, south-west of Cairns; at Cooktown, on the Annan and Bloomfield rivers; and at Stanthorpe, on the border of New South Wales.

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  • The yield of tin in Victoria is very small, and until lately no fields of importance have been discovered; but towards the latter end of 1890 extensive deposits were reported to exist in the Gippsland district - at Omeo and Tarwin.

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  • Some samples of ore, coal and limestone, obtained in the Mittagong district, with pig-iron and castings manufactured therefrom, were exhibited at the Mining Exhibition in London and obtained a first award.

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  • The principal mine in New South Wales is situated at Kingsgate, in the New England district, where the mineral is generally associated with molybdenum and gold.

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  • The manganese ores of the Bathurst district of New South Wales often contain a small percentage of cobalt - sufficient, indeed, to warrant further attempts to work them.

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  • In the Gundagai district the industry was rapidly becoming a valuable one, but the low price of chrome has greatly restricted the output.

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  • It has been ascertained from recent explorations that the area of carboniferous formation in that state extends from the Irwin northwards to the Gascoyne river, about 300 m., and probably all the way to the Kimberley district.

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  • The first of these comprises chiefly the mines of the Hunter river districts; the second includes the Illawarra district, and, generally, the coastal regions to the south of Sydney, together with Berrima, on the tableland; and the third consists of the mountainous regions on the Great Western railway and extends as far as Dubbo.

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  • One of the richest has been found at Greta in the Hunter river district; it contains an average thickness of 41 ft.

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  • Asbestos has been found in New South Wales in the Gundagai Bathurst and Broken Hill districts - in the last-mentioned district in considerable quantities.

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  • In the same district Sir George Grey noticed among the blackfellows people he describes as " almost white."

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  • This district was subdivided between the chief heads of families.

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  • The error was discovered, after eighteen years, by the explorations of Mr Babbage and Major Warburton in 1858, while Mr Stuart, about the same time, gained a more complete knowledge of the same district.

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  • Wright frittered away his time in the district beyond the Darling and did not attempt to follow the party to Cooper's Creek, and Burke, tired of waiting, determined to push on.

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  • Burke, Wills and King, when they found themselves so fearfully left alone and unprovided in the wilderness, wandered about in that district till near the end of June.

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  • The country passed through was mostly of a forbidding character, except where the Kimberley district was entered, and the expedition suffered even more than the usual hardships.

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  • The expedition encountered very many hardships, but successfully reached Hall Creek in the Kimberley district.

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  • This district, then called Port Phillip, in the time of Governor Sir George Gipps, 1838-1846, was growing fast into a position claiming independence.

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  • was in 1840 a busy town of 6000 inhabitants, the population of the whole district, with the towns of Geelong and Portland, reaching 12,850; while its import trade amounted to 204,000, and its exports to 138,000.

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  • At that time the district contained about 25,000 inhabitants; and in the first six years its population was quadrupled and its trade trebled.

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  • Unlike the latter, they reproduced the institution of district conciliation boards in addition to the arbitration court; but these boards were a failure here as they were in New Zealand, and after 1903 they fell into disuse.

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  • From its pleasant situation in a hilly, wooded district near the headwaters of the Cray stream, Orpington has become in modern times a favourite residential locality for those whose business lies in London.

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  • PANDHARPUR, a town of British India, in Sholapur district of Bombay, on the right bank of the river Bhima, 38 m.

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  • Tobacco, in the Werra district, hops and flax are also raised.

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  • bank, embracing a portion of the district called N.

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  • It was only by the London Government Act 1899 that Woolwich was brought into line with other London districts, for in 1855, as it had previously become a local government district under a local board, it was left untouched by the Metropolis Management Act.

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  • Battersea is a district mainly consisting of artisans' houses, and there are several large factories by the river.

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  • The Gallo-Celtic tribes bore the general appellation of Belgae, and among these the Nervii, inhabiting the district between the Scheldt and the Sambre were at the date of Caesar's invasion, 57 B.C., the most warlike and important.

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  • PAGHMAN, a small district of Afghanistan to the west of Kabul, lying under the Paghman branch of the Hindu Kush range.

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  • OSTRAU, the name of two Austrian towns in the OstrauKarwin coal-mining district.

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  • Pop. of urban district (1900, 1805.

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  • Towards the end of the 11th century, when the tide of Norman invasion swept upwards along the Wye valley, the district became a lordship marcher annexed to that of Brecknock, but was again severed from it on the death of William de Breos, when his daughter Matilda brought it to her husband, Roger Mortimer of Wigmore.

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  • It was with the expectation that he might, with local aid, seize the castle, that Llewellyn invaded this district in December 1282, when he was surprised and killed by Stephen de Frankton in a ravine called Cwm Llewellyn on the left bank of the Irfon, 22 m.

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  • Pop. of urban district (Igor) 7722.

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  • The commerce on Lake Champlain is carried on chiefly through Burlington, the port of entry for the Vermont customs district.

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  • The judiciary is composed of a supreme court of seven members, a court of chancery, a county court in each county, a probate court in each probate district, and justices of the peace.

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  • The district system was displaced in 1893 by a township system.

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  • About the close of 1771 Colonel Allen organized a regular military force among the inhabitants of the district W.

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  • So completely had the state dominated the church that religious persecutions had become state persecutions, and Bonner was acting as an ecclesiastical sheriff in the most refractory district of the realm.

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  • deep, is almost circular, and was the central point of a large volcanic district, though it is probably not itself an extinct crater.

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  • By the ancient Irish the district was called Feor-magh-Eanagh, or the "country of the lakes" (lit.

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  • "the mountain-valley marsh district"); and also Magh-uire, or "the country of the waters."

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  • A large portion was occupied by the Guarii, the ancestors of the MacGuires or Maguires, a name still common in the district.

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  • had property in the district.

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  • The district is famous for its melons, and also produces wine, olives, wheat and esparto grass.

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  • Pop. including a large rural district and several villages (1890), 31,498; (1908, estimate), 33,000.

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  • Pop. of urban district (1901), 2214.

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  • At an early age he entered the cloister; and in 423 he became bishop of Cyrrhus, a small city in a wild district between Antioch and the Euphrates, where, except for a short period of exile, he spent the remainder of his life.

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  • There he began his investigations into the geography, history and antiquities of the district.

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  • Under the empire Arvernia formed part of Prima Aquitania, and the district shared in the fortunes of Aquitaine during the Merovingian and Carolingian periods.

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  • It is this district that from the end of the 13th century was called the Dauphine d'Auvergne.

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  • NATANZ, a minor province of Persia, situated in the hilly district between Isfahan and Kashan, and held in fief by the family of the Hissam es Saltaneh (Sultan Murad Mirza, d.

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  • It has an extensive trade in the wines of the district.

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  • At the time that "the scramble for Africa" began, the narrow strip of coast over which the king of Togo ruled was the sole district between the Gambia and the Niger to which Great Britain, France or some other civilized power had not a claim.

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  • It has a fair natural harbour, which is the nearest outlet of the rich district of Menemen.

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  • The pope, naturally on the side of order, staunchly supported this regenerator of the realm, and in his own brother Coloman, who administered the district of the Drave, Bela also found a loyal and intelligent co-operator.

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  • Pop. of urban district (1901), 7086.

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  • The urban district consists of parts of the old parishes of Whitstable and Seasalter.

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  • BERHAMPUR, a town of British India, the headquarters of Murshidabad district, in Bengal, situated on the left bank of the river Bhagirathi, 5 m.

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  • BELA, a town of British India, administrative headquarters of the Partabgarh district of the United Provinces, with a railway station 80 m.

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  • Bela, which was founded in 1802 as a cantonment, became a district headquarters after the mutiny.

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