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Hub of the Universe   /həb əv ðə jˈunəvˌərs/   Listen
Hub of the Universe

noun
1.
State capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services.  Synonyms: Bean Town, Beantown, Boston, capital of Massachusetts.






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"Hub of the Universe" Quotes from Famous Books



... young fellows go through," I said. "They then make sonnets to the moon, become pessimistic, criticise everything, and feel certain that they will become the hub of the universe one day. They prefer vegetable food to pork, and ...
— The Red Horizon • Patrick MacGill

... the quiet city of studious men and women, who regard their old town still as the "hub of the universe," there are endless possibilities, more or less inland. Connecticut, Vermont, and mountainous New Hampshire, abound in charming minor streams and picturesque scenery. The delights of this New England fishing and camping have been faithfully immortalised ...
— Lines in Pleasant Places - Being the Aftermath of an Old Angler • William Senior

... Cornish on one side, and on the other mainly French. But such was the egotism of Borrow—perhaps I should have said, such is the egotism of human nature—that the fact of his having been born in East Anglia made him look upon that part of the world as the very hub of the universe. East Anglia, however, seems to have cherished a very different feeling towards Borrow. Another mistake of Mr. Hake's is in supposing that Borrow gave me the lovely incident of the gypsy child weeping in the churchyard because ...
— The Romany Rye - A Sequel to 'Lavengro' • George Borrow



Words linked to "Hub of the Universe" :   Bean Town, Boston Harbor, Charlestown Navy Yard, Beantown, Bunker Hill, state capital, Massachusetts, Old Colony, ma, Beacon Hill, Bay State, capital of Massachusetts, Charlestown, battle of Bunker Hill



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