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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
City (A),
 
strictly speaking is a large town with a corporation and cathedral; but any large town is so called in ordinary speech. In the Bible it means a town having walls and gates.   1
        “The eldest son of the first man [Cain] builded a city (Gen. iv. 17)—not, of course, a Nineveh or a Babylon, but still a city.”—Rawlinson: Origin of Nations, part i. chap. i. p. 10.
 


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