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Mont·gom·er·y

 (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.

Montgomery

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

Montgomery

(məntˈɡʌmərɪ)
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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.

Mont•gom•er•y

(mɒntˈgʌm ə ri, -ˈgʌm ri)

n.
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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"Confound you!" said Montgomery. "Why the devil don't you get out of the way?"
"Won't have you forward!" said Montgomery, in a menacing voice.
Montgomery's movement to follow me released my attention, and I turned and looked about me at the flush deck of the little schooner.
I could see that Montgomery had one of those slow, pertinacious tempers that will warm day after day to a white heat, and never again cool to forgiveness; and I saw too that this quarrel had been some time growing.
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.
Fix smiled at this remark; and, in order to be able to see without being jostled about, the party took up a position on the top of a flight of steps situated at the upper end of Montgomery Street.
I took the watch to the city of Montgomery, which was not far distant, and placed it in a pawn-shop.
Bedford, a white man from Wisconsin, who was then pastor of a little coloured Congregational church in Montgomery, Ala.
Conway spoke of this agreement, I met him one day, walking slowly down Montgomery street, apparently, from his abstracted air, in deep thought.
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.
Can we imagine that the electors who reside in the remote subdivisions of the counties of Albany, Saratoga, Cambridge, etc., or in any part of the county of Montgomery, would take the trouble to come to the city of Albany, to give their votes for members of the Assembly or Senate, sooner than they would repair to the city of New York, to participate in the choice of the members of the federal House of Representatives?

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