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Oldham

[ohl-duh m; locally ou-duh m] /ˈoʊl dəm; locally ˈaʊ dəm/
noun
1.
a city in Greater Manchester, in NW England.
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  • The explanation of these peculiarities is evidently that given by Mr. Oldham.

  • Mr. Oldham describes the fault in detail, as observed by him in February 1898.

  • No one who took an interest in Miss Oldham could fail to be so.

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  • I am surprised that you should say that, for Miss Oldham's are quite the most artistic I have seen.

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  • With this determination, he rang up the residence of Mrs. Oldham.

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  • I was thinking not only of Miss Oldham, but of the other butterfly lady—the Mariposa.

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  • They are rotten shots with their rifles, says an Oldham private.

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  • They now began to bring ashore the luggage of Mr. Oldham and his friends.

British Dictionary definitions for Oldham

Oldham

/ˈəʊldəm/
noun
1.
a town in NW England, in Oldham unitary authority, Greater Manchester. Pop: 103 544 (2001)
2.
a unitary authority in NW England, in Greater Manchester. Pop: 218 100 (2003 est). Area: 141 sq km (54 sq miles)
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