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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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To comply with this request of holding a few as hostages for the surrender of the whole body, was deemed inconsistent with his instructions; but, as there could be no objection to allow a small number of them to return to their homes, permission was given to them to choose ten for the District of Minas (Horton) and ten for the District of Canard (Cornwallis) to whom leave of absence was given for one day, and on whose return a similar number were indulged in the same manner.
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.
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.
One fly deposits hundreds of eggs, and another, like the hippobosca, a single one; but this difference does not determine how many individuals of the two species can be supported in a district.
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.
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 presence of a butcher in the district says as much for its intelligence as for its wealth.
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.
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
Now if any one," he looked at the Infant, "cares to put a little money into the scheme, it'll be the making of my District.
District Attorney,” said Judge Temple, affecting to busy himself with his minutes, “proceed with the second indictment.