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London British & World English

The capital of the United Kingdom, situated in SE England on the River Thames; population (Greater London) 7,619,800 (est. 2008)

London, Jack British & World English

(1876–1916), American novelist; pseudonym of John Griffith Chaney. The Klondike gold rush of 1897 provided the material for his famous works depicting struggle for survival. Notable works: The Call of the Wild (1903) and White Fang (1906)

East London British & World English

A port and resort in South Africa, on the coast of Eastern Cape; population 452,200 (est. 2009)

London clay British & World English

Clay forming an extensive layer in SE England, dating from the lower Eocene period

New London British & World English

An industrial port city in southeastern Connecticut, across the Thames River from Groton, on Long Island Sound; population 25,891 (est. 2008)

London broil British & World English

A grilled steak served cut diagonally in thin slices

London plane British & World English

A plane tree which is considered to be a hybrid between the American and the oriental planes. Its flaking bark renders it resistant to pollution and it is widely planted in towns

London pride British & World English

A European saxifrage with rosettes of fleshy leaves and stems of pink starlike flowers

Greater London British & World English

A metropolitan area comprising central London and the surrounding regions. It is divided administratively into the City of London, thirteen inner London boroughs, and twenty outer London boroughs

City of London British & World English

The part of London situated within the ancient boundaries and governed by the Lord Mayor and the Corporation

Fire of London British & World English

The huge and devastating fire which destroyed some 13,000 houses over 400 acres of London between 2 and 6 September 1666, having started in a bakery in Pudding Lane

Tower of London British & World English

A fortress by the Thames just east of the City of London. The oldest part, the White Tower, was begun in 1078. It was later used as a state prison, and is now open to the public as a repository of ancient armour and weapons, and of the Crown Jewels

Port of London Authority British & World English

The corporate body controlling the London harbour and docks

rocket2 British & World English

Used in names of other fast-growing plants of the cabbage family, e.g. London rocket, sweet rocket

London rocket in rocket2 British & World English

Used in names of other fast-growing plants of the cabbage family, e.g. London rocket, sweet rocket

Royal Society British & World English

The oldest and most prestigious scientific society in Britain. It was formed by followers of Francis Bacon to promote scientific discussion especially in the physical sciences, and received its charter from Charles II in 1662

Royal Society of London in Royal Society British & World English

The oldest and most prestigious scientific society in Britain. It was formed by followers of Francis Bacon to promote scientific discussion especially in the physical sciences, and received its charter from Charles II in 1662


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