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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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In this manner was the whole male part of the population of the District of Minas put on board the five transports, stationed in the river Gaspereaux, each vessel being guarded by six non-commissioned officers, and eighty privates.
"Thus it is peremptorily his Majesty's orders that the whole French inhabitants of these Districts be removed; and I am, through his Majesty's goodness, directed to allow you liberty to carry off your money and household goods, as many as you can without discommoding the vessels you go in.
Like the basket- maker's wife, clasping her first nursling to her breast, did not I already fondly cherish the hopes of the future of this poor district?
Would it not have been very inconsistent, moreover, if I, who wished to improve a district, had shrunk back at the thought of improving one man in it?
The district attorney shook hands quickly, and retreated to his private office.
"Court doesn't open for a few minutes yet," said the assistant district attorney.
Presently it left the thronged district behind to enter a section of small shops, where it stopped before the entrance to one which bore the sign of a dealer in foreign silks.
But the struggle almost invariably will be most severe between the individuals of the same species, for they frequent the same districts, require the same food, and are exposed to the same dangers.
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!"
District Attorney,” said the Judge, “have you anything to say?” Mr.
Here they inquire into the state and condition of the several districts; whether they abound or be deficient in hay or oats, or cows, or YAHOOS; and wherever there is any want
In peacetime it is only necessary to billet troops in the villages of any district and the number of fires in that district immediately increases.

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