ABCD Counties

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ABCD Counties

A categorization of American counties by population. An "A County" is one of the top 25 counties by population in the United States. A "B County" is one with a population over 150,000 that is not already an A County. A "C County" has between 40,000 and 150,000 residents. Finally, a "D County" is any other county. ABCD counties are used when preparing media marketing strategies to maximize their effect.
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Besides a variety of powerful causes not existing here, and which favor in that country the pretensions of rank and wealth, no person is eligible as a representative of a county, unless he possess real estate of the clear value of six hundred pounds sterling per year; nor of a city or borough, unless he possess a like estate of half that annual value.
It then became, in a subsequent division of territory, a part of Montgomery; and finally, having obtained a sufficient population of its own, it was set apart as a county by itself shortly after the peace of 1783.
For this reason I should be glad were fortune soon to offer me some opportunity of making myself an emperor, so as to show my heart in doing good to my friends, particularly to this poor Sancho Panza, my squire, who is the best fellow in the world; and I would gladly give him a county I have promised him this ever so long, only that I am afraid he has not the capacity to govern his realm.
A visit to Reading or Abingdon twice a year, at assizes or quarter sessions, which the Squire made on his horse with a pair of saddle-bags containing his wardrobe, a stay of a day or two at some country neighbour's, or an expedition to a county ball or the yeomanry review, made up the sum of the Brown locomotion in most years.
Andrew Cooper, who is director of Weightmans' public sector group, was defending a county council being sued by the parents of a schoolboy with severe learning difficulties.
Mear, whose driver cost over pounds 200 and has given him up to 30 yards extra off the tee, said: "If I play in a county event like the team championship it will mean acquiring a new driver.