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Bed·ford

 (bĕd′fərd)
A borough of south-central England on the Ouse River west of Cambridge. It was the site of a Saxon victory over the Britons in 571.

Bedford

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Bedford

(ˈbɛdfəd)
n
1. (Placename) a town in SE central England, in Bedfordshire, on the River Ouse; administrative centre of Bedford unitary authority. Pop: 82 488 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority of SE central England. Pop: 154 900 (2007 est). Area: 480 sq km (185 sq miles)
3. (Placename) short for Bedfordshire

Bedford

(ˈbɛdfəd)
n
1. (Biography) David. 1937–2011, British composer, influenced by rock music
2. (Biography) Duke of, title of John of Lancaster. 1389–1435, son of Henry IV of England: protector of England and regent of France (1422–35)

Bed•ford•shire

(ˈbɛd fərdˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

n.
a county in central England. 534,300; 477 sq. mi. (1235 sq. km). Also called Bedford.
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I thought of going to Canada; but he de- cided against it, and in favor of my going to New Bedford, thinking I should be able to get work there at my trade.
arrival at Newport, we were so anxious to get to a place of safety, that, notwithstanding we lacked the necessary money to pay our fare, we decided to take seats in the stage, and promise to pay when we got to New Bedford.
Besides though New Bedford has of late been gradually monopolizing the business of whaling, and though in this matter poor old Nantucket is now much behind her, yet Nantucket was her great original --the Tyre of this Carthage; --the place where the first dead American whale was stranded.
When he returned to his hotel he examined the new directory, and found Miss Burgoyne's address still given as off Bedford Square, though at a new number.
He crossed Bedford Square and found the number he was looking for.
Bedford consented to become one of the trustees of the school, and in that capacity, and as a worker for it, he has been connected with it for eighteen years.
Bunyan was born in 1628 at the village of Elstow, just outside of Bedford, in central England.
Relief came when at the age of twenty-four he joined a non-sectarian church in Bedford (his own point of view being Baptist).
Frowser, the attorney, from Bedford Row, a very great man, and from his business, hand-in-glove with the "nobs at the West End"; old Colonel Livermore, of the Bombay Army, and Mrs.
He went direct to the Bedford Tavern, and the host, who recognized him, was delighted to see him again with such a numerous and promising company.
He did not wander about the countryside, but lived at the little village of Elstow, about a mile from the town of Bedford, as his father had before him.
But here, whilst my gratitude for the princely benefactions of the Duke of Bedford bursts from my heart, you must forgive my reminding you that it was you who first recommended me to the notice of my benefactor.