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  • noun Plural form of borough.


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  • England - 47 boroughs, 36 counties*, 29 London boroughs**, 12 cities and boroughs***, 10 districts****, 12 cities*****, 3 royal boroughs******; Barking and Dagenham**,

    The 2001 CIA World Factbook

  • The point about extending new lines into the boroughs is valid, though.

    Matthew Yglesias » Second Avenue Subway

  • Another law fixed the maximum expense of a candidate to £700 in boroughs to £1800-2000 in counties, leading many to predict a deterioration in the quality of Members and in the personnel of the House.

    Daily Life in the British Parliament: The House of Commons | Edwardian Promenade

  • "I love it," Ms. Lee chimed in, apparently referring to the boroughs outside Manhattan.

    She's Gone to the Dogs

  • " Running through the five boroughs, which is really fundamental to us and to the race, outweigh the challenges of not being a fast, flat race, " Ms. Wittenberg said.

    Is Bigger and Faster Better for Marathon?

  • But most people don't actually make anything other than a life for themselves within these five boroughs, which is a considerable accomplishment all on its own.

    Thane Rosenbaum: NYC: Too Big to Fail

  • Not only was the city itself, in effect, bankrupt; the bankruptcy rate for businesses and individuals in the Eastern District of New York, that is, the boroughs of Staten Island, Queens, and Brooklyn, as well as Long Island, increased last year by 72.7 percent against a national increase of 34.3 percent.

    The Last Days of New York

  • The sheriff had a considerable licence in sending writs to boroughs, that is, he could in part pick its constituencies; and in each borough there was a rush and scramble for the franchise, so that the strongest local party got it whether few or many.

    The Rise of the Democracy

  • It largely extended the suffrage in English boroughs.

    Queen Victoria

  • All other organized towns were known as boroughs, though this distinction in the use of the terms city and borough was by no means always preserved.

    An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England


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