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/ˈlʌfbərə; -brə/
a town in central England, in N Leicestershire: university (1966). Pop: 55 258 (2001)
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  • The chief towns are Leicester, the county town, loughborough, and Hinckley.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • In 1809 we find him established as a lace-manufacturer at loughborough, in Leicestershire.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • loughborough, the chancellor, saw an opportunity for ingratiating himself by betraying the prime minister.

  • But while Pitt sapped the approaches to the citadel, loughborough countermined him.

    William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose
  • In 1864 William Cotton of loughborough altered this frame by reversing the positions of the needles and sinkers.

  • "She's got her parlour an' her plush suite in loughborough," said her husband with just pride.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • Some cried to her, saying, "Thou must go to loughborough first."

    The Book of Noodles W. A. Clouston
  • We carried music with us, and music met us at the loughborough station.

  • loughborough used to say, ‘Do what you think right, and never think of what you are to say to excuse it beforehand’—a good maxim.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
  • loughborough it was who suggested the change; but Pitt must have approved it; and thereafter the Board deteriorated.

    William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose

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