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Home Counties   /hoʊm kˈaʊntiz/   Listen
Home Counties

The English counties surrounding London into which Greater London has expanded.

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"Home Counties" Quotes from Famous Books

... at destruction, they might on Monday have annihilated the entire population of London, as it spread itself slowly through the home counties. Not only along the road through Barnet, but also through Edgware and Waltham Abbey, and along the roads eastward to Southend and Shoeburyness, and south of the Thames to Deal and Broadstairs, poured the same frantic rout. If one could have hung that June morning in a ...
— The War of the Worlds • H. G. Wells

... From her Home Counties, from her Empire beyond the Seas, her millions have arisen, brothers in arms henceforth, bonded together by a spirit of noble self-sacrifice—men grimly determined to suffer wounds and hardship and death itself, that for those who come after them, the world ...
— Great Britain at War • Jeffery Farnol

... extend the Cab Radius to five miles from Charing Cross is good in its way, but it does not go far enough. My idea is that the cheap cab-fare should include any place in the Home Counties. Cabmen should also be prevented by law from refusing to take a person, say, from Piccadilly to St. Albans, on the plea that their horse "could not do the distance." All assertions of that kind should be punished ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 102, January 16, 1892 • Various

Words linked to "Home Counties" :   county, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Essex, U.K., Great Britain, UK, United Kingdom, Kent, Hertfordshire, Britain, surrey

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