The City


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The City

An area in London that forms the center of its financial district. The City is legally called "the City of London" and once formed the entirety of London. The Bank of England, the London Stock Exchange and Lloyd's, among others, are headquartered in the City. In the 1800s, the City was the world's primary financial center and it remains very important. Because of its influence on the wider financial world, the City is often used as a byword for the financial industry in the United Kingdom and its lobbyists. The sheer amount of money traded in the City renders it vitally important to the global economy as well. Interestingly, both businesses and individuals may vote in City elections.
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Our coach rattled out of the city, and at a short distance from its outskirts passed over a bridge of elegant construction, but somewhat too slight, as I imagined, to sustain any considerable weight.
Spit on the city of compressed souls and slender breasts, of pointed eyes and sticky fingers--
Part of the property of the city of Telephonia consists of ten million poles, as many as would make a fence from New York to California, or put a stockade around Texas.
The airships lined out as they moved forward into the form of a flattened V, with its apex towards the city, and with the flagship going highest at the apex.
I'm not sure they are not happier than the city people," replied the Shaggy Man.
In the valley beneath lay the city they had just left, its more prominent buildings showing as in an isometric drawing--among them the broad cathedral tower, with its Norman windows and immense length of aisle and nave, the spires of St Thomas's, the pinnacled tower of the College, and, more to the right, the tower and gables of the ancient hospice, where to this day the pilgrim may receive his dole of bread and ale.
Beyond the wall rose the domes of several structures and numerous minarets dotted the sky line of the city.
Even those who live in the City must wear spectacles night and day.
You know, Tom, we would never have found the city of Pelone if it had not been for you and your marvelous powder.
My home now was upon an avenue leading into the plaza from the south, the main artery down which we had marched from the gates of the city.
Not only did he own the dump, but he owned the brick factory as well, and first he took out the clay and made it into bricks, and then he had the city bring garbage to fill up the hole, so that he could build houses to sell to the people.
exclaimed the doctor, joyously; "there is the harbor of Timbuctoo, and the city is not five miles from here