Berkshires


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Berk·shires

 (bûrk′shîrz′, -shərz) also Berkshire Hills
A region of wooded hills in western Massachusetts rising to 1,064 m (3,491 ft). The Berkshires contain numerous resorts, state parks, and forests.
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Noun1.Berkshires - a low mountain range in western MassachusettsBerkshires - a low mountain range in western Massachusetts; a resort area
Bay State, Massachusetts, Old Colony, MA - a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
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I felt it distinctly as I was coming through the Berkshires.
I was removed from my brigade and attached to the Berkshires, with whom I served at the fatal battle of Maiwand.
A perfectly lovely little black Berkshire pig stood smiling beside him.
His short neck was thick like that of a Berkshire bull; his shoulders were set far back, and his arms sprouted therefrom like two oak limbs.
Many people in Berkshire, Surrey, and Middlesex must have seen the fall of it, and, at most, have thought that another meteorite had descended.
A short time ago, I was favored with a flying visit from my young friend Eustace Bright, whom I had not before met with since quitting the breezy mountains of Berkshire.
This uncle was Thomas Melville, president of the Berkshire Agricultural Society, and a successful gentleman farmer.
Oh, ten years ago, on Lady Berkshire, from whom you stole it.
The family was at one time among the richest in England, and the estates extended over the borders into Berkshire in the north, and Hampshire in the west.
He is reported in the neighbourhood of Albany--out towards the Berkshire Hills.
Few things are more satisfactory to me than a high-grade Berkshire or Poland China pig.
From now on the forces of Torn were employed in repeated attacks on royalist barons, encroaching ever and ever southward until even Berkshire and Surrey and Sussex felt the weight of the iron hand of the outlaw.