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 (mŏnt-gŭm′ə-rē, -gŭm′rē)
The capital of Alabama, in the southeast-central part of the state south-southeast of Birmingham. Long an important cotton and livestock market and port on the Alabama River, it served as the first capital of the Confederacy (February to May 1861). In the 1960s, it was the site of the Montgomery bus boycott, a major civil rights protest led by Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.


(Placename) a city in central Alabama, on the Alabama River: state capital; capital of the Confederacy (1861). Pop: 200 123 (2003 est)


1. (Biography) Bernard Law, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, nicknamed Monty. 1887–1976, British field marshal. As commander of the 8th Army in North Africa, he launched the offensive, beginning with the victory at El Alamein (1942), that drove Rommel's forces back to Tunis. He also commanded the ground forces in the invasion of Normandy (1944) and accepted Germany's surrender at Lüneburg Heath (May 7, 1945)
2. (Biography) L(ucy) M(aud). 1874–1942, Canadian writer; her novels include Anne of Green Gables (1908) and its sequels.


(mɒntˈgʌm ə ri, -ˈgʌm ri)

1. Bernard Law, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein ( “Monty” ), 1887–1976, British field marshal.
2. the capital of Alabama, in the central part, on the Alabama River. 196,363.
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Noun1.Montgomery - Canadian novelist (1874-1942)Montgomery - Canadian novelist (1874-1942)  
2.Montgomery - English general during World War II; won victories over Rommel in North Africa and led British ground forces in the invasion of Normandy (1887-1976)
3.Montgomery - the state capital of Alabama on the Mobile River
Alabama, Camellia State, Heart of Dixie, AL - a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
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Certainly in the matter of dress they were behind the fashions as revealed in Montgomery Street.
No man who is acquainted with the State of New York will doubt that the active wealth of King's County bears a much greater proportion to that of Montgomery than it would appear to be if we should take either the total value of the lands or the total number of the people as a criterion!
And next he was entering Frank's restaurant in Montgomery Street, San Francisco; he had ordered a pan-stew and venison chops, of which he was immoderately fond, and as he sat waiting, Munroe, the good attendant, brought him a whisky punch; he saw the strawberries float on the delectable cup, he heard the ice chink about the straws.
Some of the streets-- especially Montgomery Street, which is to San Francisco what Regent Street is to London, the Boulevard des Italiens to Paris, and Broadway to New York-- were lined with splendid and spacious stores, which exposed in their windows the products of the entire world.
They soon found themselves in Montgomery Street, where a great crowd was collected; the side-walks, street, horsecar rails, the shop-doors, the windows of the houses, and even the roofs, were full of people.
They talked sorrowfully of the death of General Montgomery and the failure of our troops to take Quebec; for the New- Englanders were now as anxious to get Canada from the English as they had formerly been to conquer it from the French.
Pena, that the Queen Mother, who was given to curious arts, caused the King her husband's nativity to be calculated, under a false name; and the astrologer gave a judgment, that he should be killed in a duel; at which the Queen laughed, thinking her husband to be above challenges and duels: but he was slain upon a course at tilt, the splinters of the staff of Montgomery going in at his beaver.
In the cities I saw people drinking a delicious beverage made of chalk and water, but never once saw goats driven through their Broadway or their Pennsylvania Avenue or their Montgomery street and milked at the doors of the houses.
I took the watch to the city of Montgomery, which was not far distant, and placed it in a pawn-shop.
Conway spoke of this agreement, I met him one day, walking slowly down Montgomery street, apparently, from his abstracted air, in deep thought.
It is like Arabella Montgomery in the 'Gypsy's Child.
He was born in 1593 near the town of Montgomery, and was the son of a noble family, but his father died when he was little more than three, leaving his mother to bring up George with his nine brothers and sisters.

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