The Blackwater in Essex, which rises near Saffron Walden, has a course of about 40 m.
The country around is flat and fertile, producing much wine, dates, oranges, oil, saffron and aniseed.
shelheleth), the celebrated odoriferous shell of the ancients, the operculum or "nail" of a species of Strombus or "wing shell," formerly well known in Europe under the name of Blatta byzantina; it is still imported into Bombay to burn with frankincense and other incense to bring out their odours more strongly; saffron (Heb.
German residents are found mainly in the western and west central districts; French mainly in the City of Westminster (especially the district of Soho), St Pancras and St Marylebone; Italians in Holborn (Saffron Hill), Soho and Finsbury; and Russians and Poles in Stepney and Bethnal Green.
A similar notoriety attached to Saffron Hill on the eastern confines of the borough.