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crown colony

a British colony whose administration and legislature is controlled by the Crown
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The Sierra Leone Crown Colony, a 280-square-mile coastal enclave in West Africa, was proclaimed by the British government in 1787 in an area that had previously been chartered by merchant companies involved primarily in the West African slave trade.
Switching to events in the Far East, The Fall of Hong Kong: Britain, China and the Japanese Occupation by Philip Snow (Yale University Press, 25 [pounds sterling]) charts the wartime fortunes of the Crown Colony, as does Not the Slightest Chance: The Defence of Hong Kong 1941 by Tony Banham (Hong Kong University Press, 29.95 [pounds sterling]); the title refers to Winston Churchill's estimation of the vital strategic base holding out against a Japanese invasion.
Kenya, during the glory days of Britain's Crown colony, was the setting for Ricciardi's improbable childhood, the contradictions of which are best summarized by an innocent childhood picture showing the author and her sister playing dress up in billowy, oversized white silk gowns and painted lips against the backdrop of an encroaching dark forest and mountain skyline.
Bermuda Crown Colony Insurance Bermuda Company Ltd.
[8] In 1958, a commemorative stamp was issued to mark the 100th anniversary of the creation of British Columbia as a Crown Colony, a political development which stemmed from the discovery of the placer deposits of gold in the Fraser River valley.
Indeed, a central theme running through Mandate Days is this dilemma of the Jews not really being your classical colonial "colored race." Here were the British, determined to run mandate Palestine as a crown colony, to secure it as a colonial linchpin of the British Empire in the Middle East.
A longtime feud between two of the largest financial houses in the British Crown Colony is further complicated by the arrival of an interloping American powerbroker and his voluptuous assistant who plan to use the bad blood for their own financial gain.
''Our Hong Kong colleagues are rather dispirited,'' Endo said when asked about his impression of the former crown colony.
Tung Chee-Hwa, Hong Kong's chief executive, last week branded the Falun Gong meditation sect an ''evil cult'' and vowed that it would be ''closely monitored,'' weakening confidence that Hong Kong will retain the freedom of speech, religion and assembly which it enjoyed under British rule before the crown colony was returned to Beijing in 1997.
The broad category of "Southern regional writers" includes Northern writers who migrated southward to the crown colony during this time.
Two years ago, one-third of sales at his new Crown Colony condominium in Braintree, Mass., were to single women.
James Douglas, governor of the crown colony of British Columbia, sent three warships to dislodge Pickett and his men.