St. Petersburg love

Definitions

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  • n. a city in western Florida on Tampa Bay; a popular winter resort
  • n. a city in the European part of Russia; 2nd largest Russian city; located at the head of the Gulf of Finland; former capital of Russia

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Examples

  • Tolmachyov originally had been called Karavannaya back when Leningrad was called St. Petersburg, and then, briefly, Petrograd for its historic role as the final leg in the route of caravans of elephants and camels traveling from exotic lands to the imperial circus, which presides over the street to this day like a giant pink-and-white cream pie.

    Peace Meals

  • His St. Petersburg is another "Unreal City" whose wraithlike inhabitants leave hardly a smudge where they've passed.

    A Master of Technique

  • Pretty sure you know where this comes from 2. In a city by the sea which was once called St. Petersburg, then Leningrad, then, much later, St. Petersburg again, there stood a long, thin house on a long thin street.

    First Lines

  • [Footnote 1: Although the name St. Petersburg was not changed officially to Petrograd until after the outbreak of the war, the latter name is used uniformly in the Serbian Blue Book and

    The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8) Introductions; Special Articles; Causes of War; Diplomatic and State Papers

  • Dana Bash live from St. Petersburg, which is going to be the location for the debate tonight.

    CNN Transcript Nov 28, 2007

  • "I cordially thank you for the donation to the reconstruction of the fire-stricken Trinity Izmailovsky Cathedral in St. Petersburg, which is a unique architectural monument," runs a message posted on the Moscow Patriarchate website on Thursday.

    Benedict XVI makes donation for fire-stricken cathedral in St. Pete

  • In a report issued Thursday, Craig called the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based company "attractive," given its "operational excellence" and "solid organic growth," but said near-term stock appreciation "appears limited to us due to valuation."

    Jabil Looks 'Attractive' Despite Limited Near-Term Growth Prospects

  • If you take just the last few days, you had the G-8 summit in St. Petersburg, which issued a statement which was very understanding and sympathetic of Israel and actually to a great extent repeated Israel's demands.

    CNN Transcript Jul 19, 2006

  • Putin grew up in St. Petersburg, which is known for its own dialect, but I don't think it made an audible difference.

    languagehat.com: THE LANGUAGE OF PUTIN.

  • It had been called St. Petersburg in 1703, after Peter the Great, and in 1924 had been renamed in honor of Lenin.

    1991, Jan

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