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British capital   /brˈɪtɪʃ kˈæpətəl/   Listen
British capital

noun
1.
The capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center.  Synonyms: capital of the United Kingdom, Greater London, London.






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"British capital" Quotes from Famous Books



... he has to say." The quartermaster, duly summoned, rose with aplomb and delivered himself of a speech that made the hall ring, that formed the subject of a puzzled and amazed comment by the newspapers of the British Capital. Nor was it ever divulged that Commander Sims had foreseen the occasion and had picked out the impressive quartermaster to make a reputation for ...
— The Crossing • Winston Churchill

... outrages indicate to my mind that where life is held to be of such little value there is even less assurance that the laws will protect property. As I understand it the States, not the national government, control in such matters, and where those laws are strongest there is the best field for British capital." ...
— The Red Record - Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States • Ida B. Wells-Barnett

... old friends, and, anticipating that I should find myself required to start immediately on some mission which might involve a long absence from my headquarters in Paris, I took my confidential secretary with me as far as the British capital, utilizing the time taken by the journey in instructing him how to deal with the various affairs I had ...
— The International Spy - Being the Secret History of the Russo-Japanese War • Allen Upward

... London in December, he was received by the Prime Minister, and was entertained at a complimentary luncheon by the Journalists of the British capital. Similar honour was conferred on him on his second visit. He was the guest of honour at the Savage Club; the Royal Society of Miniature Painters elected him an Honorary Member. But it has been left to France ...
— Raemaekers' Cartoons - With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers • Louis Raemaekers

... Brummel, Lord Banelagh led the gilded youth of London, and it was at this time that the notorious Lola Montez made her first appearance in the British capital. ...
— Famous Affinities of History, Vol 1-4, Complete - The Romance of Devotion • Lyndon Orr

... Strasbourg, down the Rhine, and through Holland, a small steamer took us from Rotterdam across the Channel, and we found ourselves in the British capital. ...
— Our Hundred Days in Europe • Oliver Wendell Holmes



Words linked to "British capital" :   England, London, Newgate, the City, West End, Whitehall, Westminster, soho, Wimbledon, Pall Mall, Greenwich, Old Bailey, Lombard Street, Londoner, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, City of London, national capital, City of Westminster, Wembley, Fleet Street, Harley Street, Tower of London, Bloomsbury



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