Midlands


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Mid·lands

 (mĭd′ləndz)
A region of central England. It roughly corresponds to the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia and is today a highly industrialized area.

Midlands

(ˈmɪdləndz)
n
(Placename) the Midlands (functioning as plural or singular) the central counties of England, including Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, the former West Midlands metropolitan county, and Worcestershire: characterized by manufacturing industries

Mid•lands

(ˈmɪd ləndz)

n.pl.
the central part of England.
Translations

Midlands

[ˈmɪdləndz]
npl
the Midlands → les Midlands (comtés du centre de l'Angleterre)
in the Midlands → dans les Midlands
modif [area, region] → des Midlands; [manufacturer, club] → des Midlandsmidlife crisis [ˌmɪdlaɪfˈkraɪsɪs] ncrise f de la cinquantaine
to go through a midlife crisis → traverser la crise de la cinquantaine
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Therefore they gave you a handsome advance on your salary, and ran you off to the Midlands, where they gave you enough work to do to prevent your going to London, where you might have burst their little game up.
He had been on a tea plantation in Ceylon and a traveller in America for Italian wines; his secretaryship of the water company in Toledo had lasted longer than any of his employments; he had been a journalist and for some time had worked as police-court reporter for an evening paper; he had been sub-editor of a paper in the Midlands and editor of another on the Riviera.
Lord Camperdown was down in the Midlands for a day's hunting, and Helene had ensured their seclusion from any one who might drop in by a whispered word to the hail porter as they passed into the house.
"We may be, for our branch of the family comes from the Midlands."
If she is not quite convalescent you will find that a hint that we were about to telegraph to a young electrician in the Midlands would probably complete the cure.
The four on this side are all workers, three of them in the service of the bailiff of Sir Baldwin Redvers, and the other, he with the sheepskin, is, as I hear, a villein from the midlands who hath run from his master.
"Don't you think 'twould have been better for us to wait till you were quite settled in your midland farm?" she once asked timidly.
The actual result was the development of three groups of dialects, the Southern, Midland (divided into East and West) and Northern, all differing among themselves in forms and even in vocabulary.
I FIRST HEARD OF Antonia on what seemed to me an interminable journey across the great midland plain of North America.
He heard that about half the members of the government had gathered at Birmingham, and that enormous quantities of high explo- sives were being prepared to be used in automatic mines across the Midland counties.
It lies among those low spurs of the Alleghanies which cover the midland counties of New York, and it is a little east of a meridional line drawn through the centre of the State.
The ride to Stone Court, which Fred and Rosamond took the next morning, lay through a pretty bit of midland landscape, almost all meadows and pastures, with hedgerows still allowed to grow in bushy beauty and to spread out coral fruit for the birds.

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