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Stoke-on-Trent

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Was formed in 1910 as a federation of six Staffordshire pottery towns—Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton, and Longton. The development of the conurbation was largely 19th cent. and ...

Stoke on Trent

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (6 ed.)

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2020

...Stoke on Trent , England/UK ( Stoche ) ‘Outlying Hamlet’ from stoc . It lies on the River Trent and thus Trent has been added to distinguish it from other places called Stoke, such as Stoke Poges...

Stoke‐on‐Trent

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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35 words

...‐onTrent City and county district on the River Trent, nw Staffordshire , w central England. Stoke is the centre of the Potteries and is noted for its manufacture of china and porcelain. Pop. ( 2001 )...

Stoke‐on‐Trent

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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History, Regional and National History
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77 words

...‐onTrent was formed in 1910 as a federation of six Staffordshire pottery towns—Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton, and Longton. The development of the conurbation was largely 19th cent. and owed much to the canal network, begun with the Trent and Mersey in 1775 , which greatly facilitated the transport of pottery. By 1851 the total population was some 137,000 and by 1901 in excess of 300,000. There was considerable boundary extension and Stoke became a city in 1925...

Stoke-on-Trent

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J. A. Cannon

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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History, Regional and National History
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155 words

...-on-Trent was formed in 1910 as a federation of six Staffordshire pottery towns—Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton, and Longton. The development of the conurbation was largely 19th cent. and owed much to the canal network, begun with the Trent and Mersey in 1775 , which greatly facilitated the transport of pottery. The growing importance of the area was recognized by the Reform Act of 1832 which grouped the towns into the parliamentary borough of Stoke. By 1851 the total population was some 137,000 and by 1901 in excess of 300,000. An...

Stoke‐on‐Trent

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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Literature, Society and culture
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617 words

...‐onTrent Staffordshire City of the Potteries in the N of the county, formed by the federation of the familiarly known ‘Five Towns’ of Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, StokeonTrent, and Longton (immortalized by Arnold Bennett's novels and stories as Turnhill, Bursley, Hanbridge, Knype, and Longshaw), which, with Fenton, were united in 1910 . Records of literary figures begin with Elijah Fenton , a poet best remembered for his collaboration with Pope in translating the Odyssey ( 1725–6 ), who was born ( 1683 ) at Shelton Old Hall (later an iron‐ and...

stoke on trent

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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2011
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... on trent n. [rhy. sl. = bent n. ] a male homosexual. 2002 B. Kirkpatrick Wicked Cockney Rhy....

stoke on trent

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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2011
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... on trent adj. ( also stoke ) [ bent adj. (4)/ bent adj. (5)] 1 illegal. 2002 D. Shaw ‘Dead Beard’ at www.asstr.org [Internet] Every jam jar in my yard is the goods, I don't deal in anything that's stoke on trent, and never mind the slander about car salesmen always telling pork pies. 2 homosexual. 1985 J. Sullivan ‘It's Only Rock and Roll’ Only Fools and Horses [TV script] That showbusiness lark – they're all Stoke-on-Trent aren't they. 2004 P. Howard PS, I Scored the Bridesmaids 44: Don't want the birds in here thinking I've...

Stoke-on-Trent

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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...ferment, foment, forewent, forwent, frequent, gent, Ghent, Gwent, lament, leant, lent, meant, misrepresent, misspent, outwent, pent, percent, pigment, rent, scent, segment, sent, spent, stent, Stoke-on-Trent, Tashkent, tent, torment, Trent, underspent, underwent, vent, went • orient • comment • portent • ...

Stoke-on-Trent

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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29 words
Stoke-on-Trent

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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37 words
Stoke-on-Trent

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
26 words
Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent  

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Was formed in 1910 as a federation of six Staffordshire pottery towns—Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton, and Longton. The development of the conurbation was largely 19th cent. and owed much ...
The Apocrypha

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Philip Davies

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
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4,611 words
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Oxford University Press
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...accepted by the Council of Trent as ‘secondarily canonized’. All three collections could be, and sometimes are, treated as ‘the Apocrypha’. Thus, for example, 3–4 Maccabees was not canonized by the Catholic Church but is included in all the early Greek Bibles. Psalm 151 is included in the Psalter of ancient Greek Bibles, but not in the Vulgate. The Prayer of Manasses, on the other hand, has somehow crept into the Apocrypha, even though it is not in two of the three earliest Greek Bibles and was not canonized at the Council of Trent. The book 4 Ezra/2 Esdras...

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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6,178 words
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Oxford University Press

...adapted and sold on to other manufacturers by an apprentice engraver, Thomas Minton , when he left the works in 1785 . The new technique of transfer-printing designs engraved on copper plates onto biscuit earthenware enabled copies of Chinese blue-and-white landscapes to provide an alternative source to Canton, which was proving increasingly unreliable and expensive. The manufactory started in Stoke-on-Trent by Josiah Spode ( 1733–97 ) in 1770 , and developed with his son Josiah II ( 1754–1827 ) and William Copeland , thrived on the production of...

Alfa9

Alfa9  

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This Staffordshire, England-formed psych-indie quintet came together in 2002 with a line-up comprising Phil Mason (b. 7 September 1979, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England; guitar/vocals), Ali ...
Trentham Gardens

Trentham Gardens  

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StaffordshirePark and pleasure grounds on the Trent, on the A34 just S of Stoke‐on‐Trent. Trentham Hall, the mansion, now ruined, was described by Disraeli in his novel Lothair (1870) ...
Minton

Minton  

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The ceramics factory founded in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, in 1796, by Thomas Minton. Many of the products were richly decorated in a variety of historical styles, such as maiolica and Sèvres. ...
Broken Bones

Broken Bones  

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This British hardcore band was formed in Stoke-on-Trent, England, during 1983 by ex-Discharge guitarist Tony ‘Bones’ Roberts. Recruiting brother Terry on bass, vocalist Nobby and drummer Cliff, they ...
John Turner

John Turner  

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(b Brewood, Staffs, 1738; d Stoke-on-Trent, 24 Dec 1787).English potter. His first pottery, on the site of what is now Copeland-Spode, made white stoneware. In 1759 he moved to ...
Lithium Project

Lithium Project  

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The Lithium Project masterminds Jason Farrall and Kenny Clarke met at the Baseroom Studios in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire in 1996. They began their musical partnership by working on remix projects ...

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