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A city of south-central Connecticut north-northeast of New Haven. Settled in 1661, it was once a center of the silverware industry.
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(ˈmɛr ɪ dn)

a city in central Connecticut. 58,660.
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She had been less fortunate in her inquiries than Iggulden, for her Aunt Sydney of Meriden (a badged and certificated Daughter of the Revolution to boot) answered her inquiries with a two-paged discourse on patriotism, the leaflets of a Village Improvement Society, of which she was president, and a demand for an overdue subscription to a Factory Girls' Reading Circle.
Meriden's Bob Lowe and Stuart Wood-Edens came second and third respectively with 298 and 276.
City Staff - Business services organisation Meriden Group said it was pleased with its maiden set of results following its launch on AIM last August.
Other Warwickshire archers shooting in the nonchampionship classes were: recurves Pete James 832 and Chris Trolan 805, both from Meriden; and compounds Adam Ravenscroft (Bowflights, Birmingham) 894, John Robbins (Meriden) 889 and Mark Cowburn (Meriden) 871.
MERIDEN FISH & CHIPS, THE GREEN, MERIDEN, SOLIHULL CV7 7LN IF YOU are of the opinion that Meriden is the most central part of England, then it's entirely appropriate that this village green shop should hit the bullseye with its chips.
A new division of Halesowen-based Meriden Group is set to address crucial IT issues facing businesses.
MERIDEN archers took the top three places in the men's recurve at the Warwickshire County Indoor Archery Championships.
CAMPAIGNERS battling to stop gypsies building a caravan site in Meriden ignored the big freeze as they spent Christmas Day maintaining their vigil - and drawing up plans to take the fight around the country.
Solihull will continue to have two MPs representing constituencies called Solihull and Meriden.
They upheld the decision made by Cabinet portfolio holder and former mayor, Councillor Ken Hawkins to withdraw council funding for Meriden Adventure Playground based in Chelmsley Wood.
As exclusively revealed by the Telegraph, the new parliamentary constituency boundaries would see Knowle and Meriden move into Coventry as part of a seat named 'Coventry West and Meriden'.