Londoner

Definitions

  • Communion silver used in the Jamestown church after 1661. Both the chalice and paten were made in London, and donated to the church by Lt. Gov. Francis Morrison (or Moryson) in 1661. On both pieces is the legend: “Mixe not holy thinges with profane.”
    Communion silver used in the Jamestown church after 1661. Both the chalice and paten were made in London, and donated to the church by Lt. Gov. Francis Morrison (or Moryson) in 1661. On both pieces is the legend: “Mixe not holy thinges with profane.”
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Londoner a native or resident of London
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Sketch Map accompanying "Bulgaria." By Frank Fox.Published by A. & C. Black Ltd., London Sketch Map accompanying "Bulgaria." By Frank Fox.Published by A. & C. Black Ltd., London
London Town London Town
PRINTED AND BOUND BY MARCUS WARD & CO. LONDON BELFAST PRINTED AND BOUND BY MARCUS WARD & CO. LONDON BELFAST
The Tower of London The Tower of London
Tower of London Tower of London
Record  office in the tower of London Record office in the tower of London

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In London, during rush hour traffic moves on average at 13 kilometres an hour
    • n Londoner A native or inhabitant of London.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the Great Fire of London in 1666, only six people were killed
    • n Londoner A native or citizen of London in England.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1890, there was no sunshine for the whole month of December in Westminster in London.
    • n Londoner lun′dun-ėr a native or citizen of London
    • n Londoner English as spoken in London: cockney speech
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Quotations

  • Edward M. Forster
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    “I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people one knows the easier it becomes to replace them. It's one of the curses of London.”
  • Donald Sinden
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    “An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London telephone directory sound enthralling.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Cities give us collision. 'Tis said, London and New York take the nonsense out of a man.”
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
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    “The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “The amount of women in London who flirt with their own husbands is perfectly scandalous. It looks so bad. It is simply washing one's clean linen in public.”

Usage

In literature:

Oh, if he could have London!
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
One day a London bookseller said to me: 'You have been collecting pamphlets.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
One of your aunts died, I believe, and the other removed to London.
"Anna the Adventuress" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Stretton Street was essentially one inhabited by the highest in London society.
"The Stretton Street Affair" by William Le Queux
London: 1734, folio, vol.
"Moon Lore" by Timothy Harley
Lecturer in Classics, East London College (University of London).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Mrs. Copley did not like London.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
At that time a young man went to London as a matter of course, when launching out for himself.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
Because London was deserted; there was nothing to take: London was silent.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
Place St. Theresa in London.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
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In poetry:

Ay, back he went to London Town —
The old, grey Mother I. Oh, the smart
Of pain and joy to meet her frown,
To feel the throbbing of her heart!
"The Fugitive" by John Joy Bell
This England has beheld of late,
When London felt the frowns of fate;
And this in thee, Wales, shall be seen,
If thou dost not forsake thy sin.
"A Warning To The Welsh, To Repent, Wrote At The Time A Great Plague Rag'd In London" by Rees Prichard
Then newes unto leeve London came,
In all the speede that ever might bee,
And word is brought to our royall queene
Of the rysing in the North countrie.
"The Rising In The North" by Anonymous British
Our haughty life is crowned with darkness,
Like London with its own black wreath,
On which with thee, O Crabbe! forth-looking,
I gazed from Hampstead's breezy heath.
"Extempore Effusion upon the Death of James Hogg" by William Wordsworth
To London as they went, on the Way, on the Way,
To London as they went, on the way,
To London as they went,
In a Trap did there present,
No battle they will stent, for to die.
"You Jacobites" by Anonymous British
"The Frenchmen in London, in craven alarms,
Have all run away from the summons to arms;
They haven't the pluck of a pigeon - I'll go
And wallop the Frenchmen who skulk in Soho!"
"Old Paul and Old Tim" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

LONDON — Australia's disappointing London Games took another bad turn Thursday when team officials revealed a rower had been detained by police for allegedly causing damage to a storefront in an alcohol-related incident.
A Yeoman Warder rubs his eyes as he talks to tourists at the Tower of London , central London.
LONDON (AP) — A rare security breach has been reported at the Tower of London , one of the British capital's most famous landmarks.
The Tower of London , foreground, surrounded by modern buildings in London.
LONDON — A rare security breach has been reported at the Tower of London , one of the British capital's most famous landmarks.
LONDON A rare security breach has been reported at the Tower of London , one of the British capital's most famous landmarks.
One of the highlights of the London Design Festival was a show of small, up-and-coming designers and makers called TENT London.
LONDON — Mitt Romney may be just what the London Olympics needed.
LONDON — Carmelo Anthony couldn't miss Thursday night, filling the baskets in London with history, just as he did at Syracuse in winning the school its only national championship in.
A Yeoman Warder rubs his eyes as he talks to tourists at the Tower of London, central London.
New London — The towns of Old Lyme, Stonington, Groton, Westerly and the city of New London all issued mandatory evacuation orders this afternoon for residents who live in flood prone areas.
LONDON (AP) – Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry April 29 in Westminster Abbey , the historic London church where Princess Diana's funeral was held.
LONDON — Britain's cycling success in the London Olympic Games and the Tour de France has put bicycle sales in a higher gear, a leading seller revealed Thursday.
LONDON — Shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus became the first athlete to be stripped of a medal at the London Olympics after her gold was withdrawn Monday for doping.
Winning in four out of the 24 categories, a strong contingent from ICIS London and Houston celebrated among the 1,500 guests at the annual awards bash for parent company Reed Business Information in London's Battersea Evolution nightclub.
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In science:

Complex algebraic surfaces, volume 34 of London Mathematical Society Student Texts.
Base locus of linear systems on the blowing-up of P^3 along at most 8 general points
An overview, Stochastic analysis (Durham, 1990), London Math.
Rayleigh processes, real trees, and root growth with re-grafting
Lawden, Tensor Calculus and Relativity, Chapmann and Hall, London, 1976.
New Relativistic Equations of Motion and Their Comparison with the Equations from the General Relativity
Pisier, Introduction to operator space theory, London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 294.
Frame expansions with erasures: an approach through the non-commutative operator theory
Devlin (2002), The Mil lennium Problems, London: Granta Books. W.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
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