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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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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.
But this was very far North, be it remembered, where beer agrees well with the constitution; upon the Equator, in our southern fishery, beer would be apt to make the harpooneer sleepy at the mast-head and boozy in his boat; and grievous loss might ensue to Nantucket and New Bedford.
He was a stranger to nearly every member of that body; but, having recently made his escape from the south- ern prison-house of bondage, and feeling his curiosity excited to ascertain the principles and measures of the abolitionists,--of whom he had heard a somewhat vague description while he was a slave,--he was in- duced to give his attendance, on the occasion al- luded to, though at that time a resident in New Bedford.
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.
At any rate, he once more signed a ship's articles, and on January 1, 1841, sailed from New Bedford harbour in the whaler Acushnet, bound for the Pacific Ocean and the sperm fishery.
has been spending the Easter with the Aylmers at Twickenham(as to be sure you know), and is not yet returned; and Julia is with the cousins who live near Bedford Square, but I forget their name and street.
Now Aprile is over and melted the snow, And outer Noo Bedford we shortly must tow; Yes, out o' Noo Bedford we shortly must clear, We're the whalers that never see wheat in the ear.
Geo: Read Gunning Bedford jun John Dickinson Richard Bassett Jaco: Broom
That night they took up their inn in Melton Mowbray, in Leicestershire, and the next night they lodged at Kettering, in Northamptonshire; and the next at Bedford Town; and the next at St.
To know the truth--to accept without bitterness"-- those, perhaps, were the most articulate of her utterances, for no one could have made head or tail of the queer gibberish murmured in front of the statue of Francis, Duke of Bedford, save that the name of Ralph occurred frequently in very strange connections, as if, having spoken it, she wished, superstitiously, to cancel it by adding some other word that robbed the sentence with his name in it of any meaning.
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.
There were some members of a scientific expedition on the whale- ship BEDFORD.