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Leeds

 (lēdz)
A city of north-central England northeast of Manchester. Incorporated in 1626, it is a major commercial, transportation, communications, and industrial center.
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Leeds

(liːdz)
n
1. (Placename) a city in N England, in Leeds unitary authority, West Yorkshire on the River Aire: linked with Liverpool and Goole by canals; a former centre of the clothing industry; two universities (1904, 1992). Pop: 443 247 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in N England, in West Yorkshire. Pop: 715 200 (2003 est). Area: 562 sq km (217 sq miles)

Leeds

(liːdz)
n
(Biography) 1st Duke of. See (1st Earl of) Danby
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Leeds

(lidz)

n.
a city in West Yorkshire, in N England. 749,000.
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Noun1.Leeds - a city on the River Aire in West Yorkshire in northern EnglandLeeds - a city on the River Aire in West Yorkshire in northern England; a center of the clothing industry
West Yorkshire - a metropolitan county in northern England
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He was ploughed in his examinations time after time; but he bore this cheerfully, and submitted with such a charming grace to the parental expostulations that his father, a doctor in practice at Leeds, had not the heart to be seriously angry with him.
Miss Osborne from Russell Square came in her grand chariot with the flaming hammer-cloth emblazoned with the Leeds arms.
But I've noticed that in these villages where the people lead a quiet life among the green pastures and the still waters, tilling the ground and tending the cattle, there's a strange deadness to the Word, as different as can be from the great towns, like Leeds, where I once went to visit a holy woman who preaches there.
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.
Them feet-folks from York and Leeds that be always eatin'cured herrin's and drinkin' tea an' lookin' out to buy cheap jet would creed aught.
The detection of types is one of the most elementary branches of knowledge to the special expert in crime, though I confess that once when I was very young I confused the Leeds Mercury with the Western Morning News.
I am going to Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Hull, Huddersfield, Glasgow, Chicago--in short, to enlightened, energetic, civilized society!"
"There's an old widow in her room, somewhere, let us suppose in the suburbs of Leeds."
(4) the Gould family railway interests; and (5) Moore, Reid, and Leeds, known as the "Rock Island crowd." These strong oligarchs arose out of the conflict of competition and travelled the inevitable road toward combination.
Where this power, or whatever else it may be, descends upon the shoulders of a man whose ways are not straight, he becomes a nuisance to the neighbourhood--a receiver of stolen goods, giver of love-potions, and deceiver of silly women--the avowed enemy of law and order, of justices of the peace, head-boroughs, and gamekeepers,--such a man, in fact, as was recently caught tripping, and deservedly dealt with by the Leeds justices, for seducing a girl who had come to him to get back a faithless lover, and has been convicted of bigamy since then.
However, only 29pc of Leeds fans felt the same way when the same survey was run in Leeds Live.