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City (A)


strictly speaking is a large town with a corporation and cathedral; but any large town is so called in ordinary speech. In the Bible it means a town having walls and gates.


“The eldest son of the first man [Cain] builded a city (Gen. iv. 17)—not, of course, a Nineveh or a Babylon, but still a city.”—Rawlinson: Origin of Nations, part i. chap. i. p. 10.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Circumlocution Office
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Cist (Greek kistê, Latin cista)
Cist Urn (A)
Citadel (A)
Citizen King (The)
City (A)
City College (The)
City of Bells (The)
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City of God (The)
City of Lanterns (The)
City of Palaces (The)
City of Refuge (The)
City of St. Michael (The)
City of Saints

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