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metropolitan

1. constituting a city and its suburbs
2. of, relating to, or designating an ecclesiastical metropolis
3. of or belonging to the home territories of a country, as opposed to overseas territories
4. 
a. Eastern Churches the head of an ecclesiastical province, ranking between archbishop and patriarch
b. Church of England an archbishop
c. RC Church an archbishop or bishop having authority in certain matters over the dioceses in his province
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There was a great bustle in Bishopsgate Street Within, as they drew up, and (it being a windy day) half-a-dozen men were tacking across the road under a press of paper, bearing gigantic announcements that a Public Meeting would be holden at one o'clock precisely, to take into consideration the propriety of petitioning Parliament in favour of the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company, capital five millions, in five hundred thousand shares of ten pounds each; which sums were duly set forth in fat black figures of considerable size.
All this time, Sir Matthew Pupker and the two other members were relating to their separate circles what the intentions of government were, about taking up the bill; with a full account of what the government had said in a whisper the last time they dined with it, and how the government had been observed to wink when it said so; from which premises they were at no loss to draw the conclusion, that if the government had one object more at heart than another, that one object was the welfare and advantage of the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company.
This over, Sir Matthew Pupker went on to say what must be his feelings on that great occasion, and what must be that occasion in the eyes of the world, and what must be the intelligence of his fellow-countrymen before him, and what must be the wealth and respectability of his honourable friends behind him, and lastly, what must be the importance to the wealth, the happiness, the comfort, the liberty, the very existence of a free and great people, of such an Institution as the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company!
It was with this object that a bill had been introduced into Parliament by their patriotic chairman Sir Matthew Pupker; it was this bill that they had met to support; it was the supporters of this bill who would confer undying brightness and splendour upon England, under the name of the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company; he would add, with a capital of Five Millions, in five hundred thousand shares of ten pounds each.
And, after him, came the Scotch member, with various pleasant allusions to the probable amount of profits, which increased the good humour that the poetry had awakened; and all the speeches put together did exactly what they were intended to do, and established in the hearers' minds that there was no speculation so promising, or at the same time so praiseworthy, as the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company.
The offence had been committed within the district, and indeed in the immediate neighborhood of, a very notorious metropolitan police office.
It is a very cold scent upon which the Metropolitan expert is generally asked to run.
GDP by metropolitan area--the metropolitan area counterpart to GDP in the national income and product accounts (NIPAs)--is the most comprehensive measure of overall economic activity in a metropolitan area.
The Metropolitan will provide Stamford's first urban loft experience by converting an empty 66,000 square foot office building into 39 luxury Condominium Residences.
1, 2002, Greg Bianco became CEO of the newly formed Metropolitan Paper Recycling, which now owned the assets of the former Allied Waste recycling plant in the east New York neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Jones, chairman and CEO of Metrop&litan Financial Corporation, said, "Our acquisition of this well-managed and well- capitalized thrift strengthens our Heartland presence in west central Minnesota and puts Metropolitan closer to our goal for the year of 180 offices in seven states.
Under a revised core conservation program, Metropolitan will transition from providing rebates for ultra-low-flush toilets to high-efficiency models that use 20 percent less water, and the agency will increase the agency's annual financial commitment to conservation by as much as $5 million over the next five years.

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