I. biographical name John Griffith 1876-1916 Jack London American writer II. geographical name 1. city Canada in SE Ontario on Thames River population 336,539 2. city & port SE England capital of United Kingdom formerly constituting an administrative county; comprises City of London (or The City (approximately coextensive with ancient ) Londinium ; population 4000) & 32 other boroughs, which together are referred to as the metropolitan county of Greater London (area 632 square miles or 1637 square kilometers, population 6,377,900) • Londoner noun

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