Big smoke

(informal) the Big Smoke, a large city, esp London
Historical Examples

The Young Wireless Operator–As a Fire Patrol Lewis E. Theiss
Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
The Boy Scouts of Bob’s Hill Charles Pierce Burton
Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1 Various
The Outdoor Chums After Big Game Captain Quincy Allen
Facing Death G. A. Henty
Curly Roger Pocock
The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters Charles Henry Lerrigo


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