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  • (noun): A low shoe laced over the instep.
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Oxford

Oxford i/ˈɒksfərd/ is a city in central southern England. It is the county town of Oxfordshire, and forms a district within the county. It has a population of just under 165,000, of whom 153,900 live within the district boundary.

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Clarendon Building
... The Clarendon Building is a landmark Grade I listed building in Oxford, England, owned by the University of Oxford ... It was built between 1711 and 1715 to house the Oxford University Press ... also paid for the building of the Clarendon Laboratory in Oxford ...
John Lucas (philosopher) - Career Highlights
... Attended Balliol College, Oxford on a scholarship ... Harmsworth Senior Scholar, Merton College, Oxford ... John Locke Scholarship, Oxford University ...
Hertford College, Oxford - Notable Former Students
... Hebraist, philologist Henry Pelham, British Whig Prime Minister John Selden, jurist, MP for Oxford University Jonathan Swift, satirist, poet, Anglican priest, author of Gulliver's Travels Magdalen Hall, old ... Life See also CategoryAlumni of Hertford College, Oxford ...
Oxford, New York (disambiguation)
... Oxford, New York is the name of two locations in Chenango County, New York Town of Oxford Village of Oxford ...
Unetice Culture - Sources
... Cunliffe (ed.), The Oxford illustrated prehistory of Europe (Oxford, Oxford University Press 1994) ...

More definitions of "Oxford":

  • (noun): A university town in northern Mississippi; home of William Faulkner.
  • (noun): A city in southern England northwest of London; site of Oxford University.

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    I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember, the place is so beautiful. One almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking. It is all ... like an opera.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    The logical English train a scholar as they train an engineer. Oxford is Greek factory, as Wilton mills weave carpet, and Sheffield grinds steel. They know the use of a tutor, as they know the use of a horse; and they draw the greatest amount of benefit from both. The reading men are kept by hard walking, hard riding, and measured eating and drinking, at the top of their condition, and two days before the examination, do not work but lounge, ride, or run, to be fresh on the college doomsday.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Christianity as an organized religion has not always had a harmonious relationship with the family. Unlike Judaism, it kept almost no rituals that took place in private homes. The esteem that monasticism and priestly celibacy enjoyed implied a denigration of marriage and parenthood.
    Beatrice Gottlieb, U.S. historian. The Family in the Western World from the Black Death to the Industrial Age, ch. 12, Oxford University Press (1993)