- The Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau held a contest in 1981 to find a new nickname for Seattle. The winning entry, "Emerald City", came from Sarah Sterling-Franklin of Carmel, California, whose submission described the city as "the jewel of the Northwest, the Queen of the Evergreen State, the many-faced city of space, elegance, magic and beauty." (Wiktionary)
“ They flew from the southern edge of the Emerald City and headed straight out across Restwater, keeping east of the isthmus between the lakes.”
“In the Emerald City you could see Quadling families from time to time.”
“Despite its steep, aggrieved gables and pinched outbuildings, despite its battlement defenses, nothing — not even the Emerald City — could seem more welcome a sight just then.”
“They chose Shiz Gate because the welfare of the Emerald City and the northern province of Gillikin were the most tightly entwined, and the traffic there the heaviest.”
“The Emerald City Home Guard was better fed than the poor under the bridges, that much was obvious.”
“Above, armed members of the Emerald City Guard were having a smoke around a brazier.”
“ He supposed it came down to this: The Emerald City was no longer the capital of Oz. Itwas Oz. It survived for the sole purpose of insuring its own survival.”
“Hatless, in civilian clothes, they meandered westward, the gleaming profile of the Emerald City always at their left shoulders.”
“No, no, nothing so exciting — only a boring public works project, building a dam across one of the vales of the Scalps, to create a reservoir deep enough to supply the Emerald City and decrease its dependence on foreign water.”
“The convoy marched in formation through the smell of sweet morning loaves, as Emerald City shopkeepers were unshuttering their windows and washing down the paving stones.”
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