Midland

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English[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Midland

  1. A town in Maryland
  2. A city in Michigan
  3. A town in North Carolina
  4. A village in Ohio
  5. A town in Ontario, Canada
  6. A borough in Pennsylvania
  7. A city in Texas
  8. A CDP in Virginia
  9. A CDP in Washington

Adjective[edit]

Midland (comparative more Midland, superlative most Midland)

  1. 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.