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district

1. a locality separated by geographical attributes; region
2. (in England from 1974 and in Wales 1974--96) any of the subdivisions of the nonmetropolitan counties that elects a council responsible for local planning, housing, rates, etc.
3. (in Scotland until 1975) a landward division of a county
4. (in Scotland 1975--96) any of the subdivisions of the regions that elected a council responsible for environmental health services, housing, etc.
5. any of the 26 areas into which Northern Ireland has been divided since 1973. Elected district councils are responsible for environmental health services, etc.

District

A geographically definable urban or rural area with a concentration of sites, structures, or uses that are connected historically or esthetically by plan or development.
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Court doesn't open for a few minutes yet," said the assistant district attorney.
In the District of Minas alone, there were destroyed two hundred and fifty-five houses, two hundred and seventy-six barns, one hundred and fifty-five outhouses, eleven mills, and one church; and the friends of those who refused to surrender were threatened as the victims of their obstinacy.
District Attorney,” said Judge Temple, affecting to busy himself with his minutes, “proceed with the second indictment.
He brought me news when I was down with fever at Dupe that one of Ibn Makarrah's men was parading through my District with a bunch of slaves--in the Fork
The district in which he had landed was residential--a district of merchants of the more prosperous sort.
When the proclaimed date arrived, half a million soldiers were sent into the mountainous districts everywhere.
The number of humble-bees in any district depends in a great degree on the number of field-mice, which destroy their combs and nests; and Mr.
If then, as appears probable, species first become rare and then extinct -- if the too rapid increase of every species, even the most favoured, is steadily checked, as we must admit, though how and when it is hard to say -- and if we see, without the smallest surprise, though unable to assign the precise reason, one species abundant and another closely allied species rare in the same district -- why should we feel such great astonishment at the rarity being carried one step further to extinction?
These people comprised all the intelligence of the district over which they ruled.
Hence the houses of this district, having had a thousand dwellers, should have a thousand tales to tell, mostly dull ones, no doubt; but it would be strange if there could not be found a ghost or two in the wake of all these vagrant guests.
My colleagues: Philip Ivanitch Nikitin, Mihail Stanislavitch Grinevitch"--and turning to Levin--"a district councilor, a modern district councilman, a gymnast who lifts thirteen stone with one hand, a cattle-breeder and sportsman, and my friend, Konstantin Dmitrievitch Levin, the brother of Sergey Ivonovitch Koznishev.
This was a special body raised by the railways and colliery owners to supplement the efforts of the ordinary civil police, who were perfectly helpless in the face of the organized ruffianism which terrorized the district.

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