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Brad·ford

 (brăd′fərd)
A city of north-central England west of Leeds, historically noted for its worsted mills.
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Bradford

(ˈbrædfəd)
n
1. (Placename) an industrial city in N England, in Bradford unitary authority, West Yorkshire: a centre of the woollen industry from the 14th century and of the worsted trade from the 18th century; university (1966). Pop: 293 717 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in West Yorkshire. Pop: 477 800 (2003 est). Area: 370 sq km (143 sq miles)
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Brad•ford

(ˈbræd fərd)

n.
1. William, 1590–1657, second governor of Plymouth Colony 1621–56.
2. a city in West Yorkshire, in N England. 481,700.
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Noun1.Bradford - United States printer (born in England) whose press produced the first American prayer book and the New York City's first newspaper (1663-1752)Bradford - United States printer (born in England) whose press produced the first American prayer book and the New York City's first newspaper (1663-1752)
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It were an occupation peculiarly pleasing to cull from our early historians, and exhibit before you every detail of this transaction; to carry you in imagination on board their bark at the first moment of her arrival in the bay; to accompany Carver, Winslow, Bradford, and Standish, in all their excursions upon the desolate coast; to follow them into every rivulet and creek where they endeavored to find a firm footing, and to fix, with a pause of delight and exultation, the instant when the first of these heroic adventurers alighted on the spot where you, their descendants, now enjoy the glorious and happy reward of their labors.
Robinson more than once appeared, with credit to himself, as a public disputant against Episcopius; and from the manner in which the fact is related by Governor Bradford, it is apparent that the whole English Church at Leyden took a zealous interest in the religious part of the controversy.
Our affections as citizens embrace the whole extent of the Union, and the names of Raleigh, Smith, Winthrop, Calvert, Penn and Oglethorpe excite in our minds recollections equally pleasing and gratitude equally fervent with those of Carver and Bradford. Two centuries have not yet elapsed since the first European foot touched the soil which now constitutes the American Union.
"I saw him crack Ned o' Bradford's crown about a fortnight since, and never saw I hair lifted more neatly in all my life before."
There was a story they liked to tell of a man who had done well for himself at Bradford, and had five shops of his own, and had come back after fifteen years and visited Ma Fletcher and given her a gold watch.
Then there was Mason of Bradford, and the notorious Muller, and Lefevre of Montpellier, and Samson of new Orleans.
Why, Sir Simon is one of Exmoor's greatest pals; and it would ruin that cousin of the Eyres that's standing for us at Bradford. Besides, old Soap-Suds was sick enough at not getting his peerage last year; he'd sack me by wire if I lost him it with such lunacy as this.
The random attacks were not captured on CCTV and the men did not know each other but all identified Bradford.
Police and campaigners are urging people not to be provoked into violence during the English Defence League's demonstration in Bradford on Saturday 12 October.
Bank alleges that Alfred Bradford, former owner of the defunct Next Day Telecommunications LLC, hasn't made payment on a mortgage since May 1, 2011.
So, when the Bradford City goalkeeper walks out at WEMBLEY today, he will simply be savouring the moment.
WIGAN 0 BRADFORD 0 (AET: BRADFORD WIN 4-2 ON PENS) BRADFORD moved into the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup by winning an error-strewn penalty shoot-out 4-2, after the game finished goalless after extra time.

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