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- The capital and largest city of the United Kingdom, on the Thames River in southeast England. Greater London consists of 32 boroughs surrounding the City of London, built on the site of a Roman outpost named Londinium. Its growth as an important trade center dates from 886, under the rule of Alfred the Great. Since the Elizabethan period (1558-1603) London has dominated its country's political, economic, and cultural life. Population: 7,520,000.
- A city of southeast Ontario, Canada, southwest of Toronto. Settled in 1826, it is an industrial city whose streets and bridges are named after those of London, England. Population: 352,000.
- London, John Griffith Pen name Jack London. 1876-1916. American writer of rugged adventure novels, including The Call of the Wild (1903) and The Sea Wolf (1904).
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- proper n. The capital city of the United Kingdom and of England, situated near the mouth of the River Thames in southeast England, with a metropolitan population of more than 12,000,000.
- proper n. A city in southwestern Ontario, Canada, with a population of approximately 300,000.
- proper n. A city in Ohio, USA, with a population of approximately 9,000.
- proper n. A city in Kentucky, USA, with a population of approximately 8,000.
- proper n. A city in Arkansas, USA, with a population of approximately 900.
- proper n. A city in California, USA, with a population of approximately 1,800.
- proper n. A community in Texas, USA, with a population of approximately 180.
- proper n. A community in West Virginia, USA.
- proper n. A settlement in Kiribati, on Easter Island.
- proper n. A habitational surname for someone from London
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- n. The capital city of England.
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- n. United States writer of novels based on experiences in the Klondike gold rush (1876-1916)
- n. the capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center
I dont think this is about reducing Greenwich traffic - its about reducing traffic into central london - Greenwich gets the cash, central London gets reduced traffic so a 'better class of car' can get to work without the poor hoy-poly.
ALPHONSO VAN MARSH, CNN LONDON CORRESPONDENT (on camera): I'm Alphonso Van Marsh in London and we're ready -- Paddy Power, a betting house where people usually put money on sports like football and soccer.
One of the brothers Mayhew is publishing in London, (and the Harpers are reprinting it in New-York) a serial work under the title of _London
(London, 1856); _Historical Collections of a Citizen of London_, edited by
Writing from memory, I think that the last case in which this torture was applied at the Old Bailey in London was in 1735, and reported in the _London Magazine_ of that year.
London, 1830, in a note at p. 23., alludes to _London and Westminster improved, by John Gywnn,
January 1780 that the news of his death reached London, to be recorded in the quaint language of the day by the _London Gazette_.
We do not propose that London should be compressed into _London proper_, -- within the bills of mortality; or that its clubs should be called out on country service.
In 1875 he began writing for the London magazines, and in 1877 was one of the founders as well as the editor of _London_.
I think, probable that their use must have been at least partially known in London long before that period, judging from the following extract from Gay's _Trivia, or Art of Walking the Streets of London_, published 1712: --