from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An urban district of southeast England on the Thames River west-southwest of London. It is mainly residential with some varied industries. Population: 50,500.


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  • And Staines is also a personal friend of Alex Hilton.

    Who is threatening Alex Hilton?

  • From what I know, Staines is a genuine non-partisan libertarian.

    For me there is nothing like the dishonesty of a pseudonym

  • At the same time we moved to a large, rambling and somewhat broken-down house in Staines, on the far western edge of the London conurbation, which remained our family home until I was well into my thirties; this house was a delight to my father, who in another life would have been

    Anthony J. Leggett - Autobiography

  • Within and beyond the National Ballet School, Staines is now devoted to improving ballet training to preserve the best of traditional schooling while adding to the curriculum elements young dancers need today to advance both their careers and their lives.

    Breaking New Ground

  • But a decision to change the name of Staines to Staines-on-Thames has been criticised for opening up the town to even more ridicule and prompted comparisons to Soviet cities such as Stalingrad. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • That was to a gentleman - a Mr Paul Honey Trap aka Staines I think it was - in Jersey.

    Archive 2007-11-25

  • But though "Spina" is still Speen, Ad Pontes, close by, one of the most important points upon the Roman Thames, has lost its Roman name entirely, and is known as Staines: the stones or stone which marked the head of the jurisdiction of London upon the river.

    The Historic Thames

  • 15:52 Political blogger Paul Staines, aka, Guido Fawkes says Ladbrokes wouldn't take his bet on Fox to go. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • "Staines," Winn replied with even greater brevity.

    The Dark Tower

  • On NPR, Baron Cohen described Ali G as "a wannabe gangsta who lives in a very provincial part of England called Staines, which he believes is the ghetto but in fact is a few miles away from Windsor Palace.

    'Hello! It's Sexy Time!'


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