City of Bridges

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n City of Bridges a city in northwestern Belgium that is connected by canal to the North Sea; in the 13th century it was a leading member of the Hanseatic League; the old city (known as the City of Bridges) is a popular tourist attraction
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Usage

In literature:

By an agreement made with the city of Omaha that city was to be made the eastern terminus regardless of the bridge.
"The Story of the First Trans-Continental Railroad" by W. F. Bailey
To reach the surrounding country in any direction from the peninsula the city occupies, one of its great bridges must be crossed.
"Impressions of America" by Tyrone Power
The prisoner was taken from the deputy sheriff, and was hurried to the bridge connecting the two parts of the city.
"The Hindered Hand" by Sutton E. Griggs
A Rainbow Bridge went from Asgard, the City of the Gods, to Midgard, the World of Men.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
On the evening of the fourteenth day, with the taking of the city and bridge-head, Jaroslau, they won access to the lower San.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915" by Various
The Physkus was 100 feet wide, with a bridge, and the large city of Opis near it.
"The Two Great Retreats of History" by George Grote
Aside from the bridges and the life along the Pasig river, the most interesting part of Manila lies within the old walled city.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
Finally we were landed at a point just below the Bridge of Spain and marched into the walled city of Manila.
"A Soldier in the Philippines" by Needom N. Freeman
Fourteen years ago a city of 400,000 people on this side of the river heard of a projected suspension bridge with incredulity.
"Opening Ceremonies of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, May 24, 1883" by William C. Kingsley
At the point where it was wished to have the bridge erected, the Tiber flows between two populous regions of the city.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
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In poetry:

How can they deal with city needs,
While Bungalong or Rooville pleads,
For culverts, and Wow-wow grows sick
Through want of bridges o'er its "crick?"
"Asking Too Much" by C J Dennis
Forests, cities, bridges
Gone again in the bright trail of lava.
Naxos thousands of feet below the olive-roots,
And now the olive leaves thousands of feet below the
lava fire.
"Peace" by D H Lawrence
Dear city, round whose marshy rim the Charles
Passes his steel-blue sickle in slow glee,
And, circling ever, slips at last through snarls
Of piers and bridges to the expectant sea.
"Cambridge" by Oscar Fay Adams
Here is the valley of shallow Polish rivers. And an immense bridge
Going into white fog. Here is a broken city,
And the wind throws the screams of gulls on your grave
When I am talking with you.
"Dedication" by Czeslaw Milosz
Beautiful city of Glasgow, with your streets so neat and clean,
Your stateley mansions, and beautiful Green!
Likewise your beautiful bridges across the River Clyde,
And on your bonnie banks I would like to reside.
"Glasgow" by William Topaz McGonagall
Aye, subtle and wonderful links of human love and pity,
Ye have bridged the sea of ruin, and spanned it with a span!
She shall rise again from her ashes and build a fairer city,
With a larger faith in God, and the Brotherhood of Man.
"The Burning of Chicago" by Kate Seymour Maclean

In news:

Hard to miss, it is the swooping bridge connecting two disparate parts of the city.
The Broad Avenue Bridge decommission service took place Saturday morning hosted by the Southwest Georgia Veterans Collision, the Georgia Department of Transportation and the City of Albany.
The city is opening a pop-up pool at the waterfront of Brooklyn Bridge Park Friday.
The city opened a pop-up pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Friday — ahead of a heat wave this weekend that could push temperatures past the 100-degree mark.
The city is set to open Brooklyn Bridge Park pool with stunning views of the lower Manhattan skyline on Friday.
State Department of Transportation officials marked Friday as a milestone with the reopening of the new DuBoistown Bridge, the last of the replacement river spans that carry passengers to and from the city.
The City of Sheboygan says Ryba Terra Joint Venture will dredge approximatyely 1,400 yards of sediment from under the 8th street bridge, requiring it to be open during this time.
A CITY'S FACE-LIFT A new bridge is among many upgrades in Vladivostok, the host of an Asia-Pacific conference.
The city of St Charles will mark the opening of the roadway portion of Red Gate Bridge with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec 15.
In the last several issues of Corporate AV, we've discussed all sorts of ways companies are pushing the envelope when it comes to communicating and bridging the gap between campuses, cities, and even continents as more companies go global.
IN EFFECT UNTIL OCT 14, 8:00 p.m. All kinds of wildlife parade past manatee spotter for Palm City bridge project Photos.
An American icon returns to the city of bridges.
On a predictably rainy Tuesday in November, Motive 's producers invited TV writers from several Canadian cities to visit the show's headquarters at The Bridge Studios in the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby.
MOUNT VERNON — Dingey House Movers, a contractor for the city of Mount Vernon, will be moving a bow string truss bridge on Sunday at 9 am from the Bladensburg area to Foundation Park in Mount Vernon.
View full size Lauren Gibbons Bay City Times A participant in the Bay County Sheriff's work program rolls one of the fences used in last weekend's Bay City Fireworks Festival down the hill next to Veterans Memorial Bridge.
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In science:

Strolling through the streets of K¨onigsberg, a young Immanuel Kant may have wondered whether, as some hoped, a path could be found that would take him once and only once over each of the city’s celebrated seven bridges and back to where he started.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
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