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a rather small part of a geographic unit considered in regard to its inhabitants or distinctive characteristics

a particular area used for or associated with a specific individual or activity

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In the District of Minas alone, there were destroyed two hundred and fifty-five houses, two hundred and seventy-six barns, one hundred and fifty-five outhouses, eleven mills, and one church; and the friends of those who refused to surrender were threatened as the victims of their obstinacy.
To comply with this request of holding a few as hostages for the surrender of the whole body, was deemed inconsistent with his instructions; but, as there could be no objection to allow a small number of them to return to their homes, permission was given to them to choose ten for the District of Minas (Horton) and ten for the District of Canard (Cornwallis) to whom leave of absence was given for one day, and on whose return a similar number were indulged in the same manner.
exclaimed the District Attorney, throwing down his note-book and pencil; "this is all quite irregular.
It's very nice for you to have over six thousand acres in the Karazinsky district, and such muscles, and the freshness of a girl of twelve; still you'll be one of us one day.
The poor folks used to buy the wicker mats on which they drain their cheeses, and all the baskets needed for the insignificant trade of the district.
Would it not have been very inconsistent, moreover, if I, who wished to improve a district, had shrunk back at the thought of improving one man in it?
The district attorney ran his finger briskly down a printed card.
The district attorney shook hands quickly, and retreated to his private office.
The district in which he had landed was residential--a district of merchants of the more prosperous sort.
In some cases it can be shown that widely-different checks act on the same species in different districts.
That's why he agreed with me about developing the resources of the district by cotton-growing, you know.
When he had done, and the district attorney declined putting any further interrogatories, Mr.
Here likewise the regulation of children is settled: as for instance, if a HOUYHNHNM has two males, he changes one of them with another that has two females; and when a child has been lost by any casualty, where the mother is past breeding, it is determined what family in the district shall breed another to supply the loss.
Divide the largest State into ten or twelve districts, and it will be found that there will be no peculiar local interests in either, which will not be within the knowledge of the representative of the district.
Ten minutes after each regiment had entered a Moscow district, not a soldier or officer was left.
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