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Mother City

noun Southern African
  1. an informal name for Cape Town
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Examples from the Web for mother city

Historical Examples

  • Soldiers, let Lacedaemon, our own mother-city, be to you an example.



  • At that time Tyre, the mother-city of Gadir, had been destroyed.

  • They accepted their sentence because it was the mother-city who passed it.

  • The furthest and the chiefest of my few jaunts abroad was to the mother-city of the mother-state—Sydney.

  • Surely it would be well to imitate in the haven of Ancus the work done for the mother-city by his successor.

    Studies of Travel: Italy

    Edward A. Freeman