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A borough of west-central England west-northwest of Birmingham. It had thriving iron, coal, and limestone industries until the 1870s.
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1. (Placename) a town in W central England, in Dudley unitary authority, West Midlands: wrought-iron industry. Pop: 194 919 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in W central England, in West Midlands. Pop: 304 800 (2003 est). Area: 98 sq km (38 sq miles)


(Biography) Robert. See (Earl of) Leicester1
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1. Robert, 1st Earl of Leicester, 1532?–88, British statesman and favorite of Queen Elizabeth I.
2. a borough in West Midlands, central England, near Birmingham. 312,200.
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On July 12, Aston's Auctioneers of Dudley, England (about halfway between Liverpool and London), will feature the Russian Collection auction, 25 lots of rare and unusual cameras collected from the Cold War days, when Russia merely constituted much of the U.S.S.R.
Dunne earlier looked poised to snare the crown after attacking Bate before their duel, slamming him to the ring posts which led to the kid from Dudley, England to separate his AC joint on his left shoulder.
They traveled throughout North America and Europe, especially in Belgium to visit Joan's relatives, and in England, where Dudley once brought official greetings to the Mayor of Dudley, England from the town of Dudley, MA.
No details were given in court yesterday about the nature of the case against Elias, who has an address in Dudley, England, but is from the Czech Republic.