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Bir·ming·ham

 (bûr′mĭng-hăm′)
1. (also -əm) A city of central England northwest of London. It grew to prominence during the Industrial Revolution.
2. A city of north-central Alabama west of Atlanta, Georgia. Located in a mining region, it grew into an industrial center in the early 1900s and is now the largest city in the state.

Birmingham

(ˈbɜːmɪŋəm)
n
1. (Placename) an industrial city in central England, in Birmingham unitary authority, in the West Midlands: the second largest city in Great Britain; two cathedrals; three universities (1900, 1966, 1992). Pop: 970 892 (2001). Informal name: Brum
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in central England, in the West Midlands. Pop: 992 100 (2003 est). Area: 283 sq km (109 sq miles)
3. (Placename) an industrial city in N central Alabama: rich local deposits of coal, iron ore, and other minerals. Pop: 236 620 (2003 est)

Bir•ming•ham

(ˈbɜr mɪŋ əm for 1; ˈbɜr mɪŋˌhæm for 2 )

n.
1. a city in West Midlands, in central England. 1,084,600.
2. a city in central Alabama. 258,543.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Birmingham - the largest city in Alabama; located in northeastern Alabama
Alabama, Camellia State, Heart of Dixie, AL - a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
2.Birmingham - a city in central England; 2nd largest English city and an important industrial and transportation center
England - a division of the United Kingdom
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The address he gives, at which letters will reach him for the next fortnight, is, 'Post-office, Birmingham.
We arranged on Monday that I should spend two days with Aunt Judith instead of going with him to Birmingham to that horrid Trade Congress.
Mass together all the telephones of London, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffleld, Bristol, and Belfast, and there will even then be barely as many as are carrying the conversations of this one American city.
The panorama passed before their eyes like a flash, save when the steam concealed it fitfully from the view; the travellers could scarcely discern the fort of Chupenie, twenty miles south-westward from Benares, the ancient stronghold of the rajahs of Behar; or Ghazipur and its famous rose-water factories; or the tomb of Lord Cornwallis, rising on the left bank of the Ganges; the fortified town of Buxar, or Patna, a large manufacturing and trading-place, where is held the principal opium market of India; or Monghir, a more than European town, for it is as English as Manchester or Birmingham, with its iron foundries, edgetool factories, and high chimneys puffing clouds of black smoke heavenward.
He heard that about half the members of the government had gathered at Birmingham, and that enormous quantities of high explo- sives were being prepared to be used in automatic mines across the Midland counties.
It is not the object of this work to give a description of Derbyshire, nor of any of the remarkable places through which their route thither lay; Oxford, Blenheim, Warwick, Kenilworth, Birmingham, &c.
That he might not lack ready money, she gave him a copper farthing of Birmingham manufacture, being all the coin she had about her, and likewise a great deal of brass, which she applied to his forehead, thus making it yellower than ever.
He's got a great speech to-morrow at Birmingham and he's going straight through to-night.
It was not, however, until we were all in a first-class carriage and well started upon our journey to Birmingham that I was able to learn what the trouble was which had driven him to Sherlock Holmes.
Ultima Thule was the place of its manufacture, even Birmingham the place of my birth.
But before he had made his second circuit of the Crystal Palace towers, Fame was lifting her trumpet, she drew a deep breath as the startled tramps who sleep on the seats of Trafalgar Square were roused by his buzz and awoke to discover him circling the Nelson column, and by the time he had got to Birmingham, which place he crossed about half-past ten, her deafening blast was echoing throughout the country.
And we walked miles upon miles out Birmingham way; but it was no use, the country was steeped in oil.