Kingston upon Hull

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Kingston upon Hull

n
1. (Placename) the official name of Hull1
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in NE England, in the East Riding of Yorkshire: formerly (1974–96) part of the county of Humberside. Pop: 247 900 (2003 est). Area: 71 sq km (27 sq miles)

hull1

(hʌl)

n.
1. the husk, shell, or outer covering of a seed or fruit.
2. the calyx of certain fruits, as the strawberry.
3. any covering or envelope.
v.t.
4. to remove the hull of; skin, peel, shell, or shuck.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English hulu husk, pod; akin to Old English helan to cover, hide, Latin cēlāre to hide, conceal, Greek kalýptein to cover up]

hull2

(hʌl)

n.
1. the hollow lowermost portion of a ship, floating partially submerged and supporting the remainder of the ship.
2.
a. the boatlike fuselage of a flying boat on which the plane lands or takes off.
b. the cigar-shaped arrangement of girders enclosing the gasbag of a rigid dirigible.
v.t.
3. to pierce (the hull of a ship), esp. below the water line.
v.i.
4. to drift without power or sails.
[1350–1400; Middle English; appar. same word as hull1]

Hull

(hʌl)

n.
1. Cordell, 1871–1955, U.S. Secretary of State 1933–44: Nobel peace prize 1945.
2. Official name, Kingston upon Hull. a seaport in Humberside, in E England, on the Humber River. 279,700.
3. a city in SE Canada, on the Ottawa River opposite Ottawa. 58,722.
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A seven-year-old girl from the city of Kingston upon Hull, England, is suffering from a rare disorder which leaves her feeling constantly hungry.
I wish to express my appreciation for the honour which has been bestowed upon me by the councillors and citizens of the city of Aberdeen, the city of Dundee, the City of Glasgow, the London borough of Greenwich, the borough of Islwyn, the city of Kingston upon Hull, the district of Midlothian, the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the city of Sheffield.

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