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Cottonopolis

Manchester, the great centre of cotton manufactures.

“His friends thought he would have preferred the busy life of Cottonopolis to the out-of-way county of Cornwall.” —Newspaper paragraph, January, 1886.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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