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a town in N Oxfordshire, in S England.
Contemporary Examples

“We are far, far away from ending this crisis,” said Banbury.
Millions Promised for Ebola Not Adding Up Abby Haglage November 24, 2014

Historical Examples

Many of the remains of the old fabric are in use as ornaments in Banbury gardens.
Edge Hill Edwin Walford

(reads) “accompanied by Mrs. Bouncer, also of the Banbury Light Horse.”
Happy-Thought Hall F. C. Burnand

The booking-clerk at Banbury remembered only three gents booking by that particular train.
The Observations of Henry Jerome K. Jerome

Didcot with its Banbury cakes and tumble-down station is passed.
Little Folks (July 1884) Various

At Banbury, the cakes are served to the authorities upon state occasions.
Nooks and Corners of English Life, Past and Present John Timbs

Thus far the association of cakes with zeal in the case of Banbury.
Nooks and Corners of English Life, Past and Present John Timbs

We have already traced the destruction of the Cross at Banbury to the leaven of fanaticism.
Nooks and Corners of English Life, Past and Present John Timbs

Banbury surrendered on the 27th of October, and on the 29th he entered Oxford in triumph.
William Harvey D’Arcy Powers

Banbury, ban′ber-i, n. a kind of cake made at Banbury, a town in Oxfordshire.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

a town in central England, in N Oxfordshire: telecommunications, financial services. Pop: 43 867 (2001)


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