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See also: midland
- A town in Maryland
- A city in Michigan
- A town in North Carolina
- A village in Ohio
- A town in Ontario, Canada
- A borough in Pennsylvania
- A city in Texas
- A CDP in Virginia
- A CDP in Washington
- From or pertaining to the Midlands.
1854, Report from the Select Committee on Conveyance of Mails by Railways, page 153:
- The second has a branch to Birmingham from Rugby, but the main use of it is to proceed over this very Midland line ; it turns off at Rugby, and goes by way of Leicester to Derby, and so on to the North.
1908, “Report of the Royal Commission on the Care and Control of the Feeble-Minded”, page 88:
- In the more Midland counties, there are thirteen ; in Staffordshire (Wolverhampton), one; in Warwick (Birmingham), seven; in Nottingham, three; in Leicester, one; and Northampton, one.
1923, “The Old Book Trade in Birmingham”, The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record, page 235:
- The obvious inference was that Midland culture found its centre in Lichfield, and that the only claim to distinction which the larger town could make was based on commercial grounds.
1930, Victoria Roberts, Eighteenth Century Gentlemen, ISBN 0521061008, page 73:
- His only visit to London had been that on which been touched by Queen Anne for the King's Evil and throughout his life he preserved a Midland accent in his speech.
2004, Kenneth Morgan, Bristol and the Atlantic Trade in the Eighteenth Century, ISBN 0521893674, page 109:
- This stimulated sales and suited the needs of small manufacturers in the Midland city, who could not afford to trade on credit.