Cheshire


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Chesh·ire

also chesh·ire  (chĕsh′ər)
n.
A hard yellow English cheese made from cow's milk.

[After Cheshire, a county of west-central England.]

Cheshire

(ˈtʃɛʃə; ˈtʃɛʃɪə)
n
(Placename) a former administrative county of NW England; administered since 2009 by the unitary authorities of Cheshire West and Chester, and Cheshire East: low-lying and undulating, bordering on the Pennines in the east; mainly agricultural: the geographic and ceremonial county includes Warrington and Halton, which became independent unitary authorities in 1998. Area 2077 sq km (802 sq miles). Abbreviation: Ches

Cheshire

(ˈtʃɛʃə)
n
(Biography) Group Captain (Geoffrey) Leonard. 1917–92, British philanthropist: awarded the Victoria Cross in World War II; founded the Leonard Cheshire Foundation Homes for the Disabled: married Sue, Baroness Ryder

Chesh•ire

(ˈtʃɛʃ ər, -ɪər)

n.
a county in NW England. 966,500; 899 sq. mi. (2328 sq. km).
Formerly, Chester.
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Well, then,'' answered Father Dennet, ``a holy brother came to visit the Sacristan at Saint Edmund's a sort of hedge-priest is the visitor, and kills half the deer that are stolen in the forest, who loves the tinkling of a pint-pot better than the sacring-bell, and deems a flitch of bacon worth ten of his breviary; for the rest, a good fellow and a merry, who will flourish a quarter-staff, draw a bow, and dance a Cheshire round, with e'er a man in Yorkshire.
It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, `and that's why.
His breakfast consisted of a side-dish, a broiled fish with Reading sauce, a scarlet slice of roast beef garnished with mushrooms, a rhubarb and gooseberry tart, and a morsel of Cheshire cheese, the whole being washed down with several cups of tea, for which the Reform is famous.
D'you know where Langstroth, Root and Cheshire, live if you happen to want em?
I want to take you first to see a remarkable relic of Mercia, and then we'll go to Liverpool through what is called 'The Great Vale of Cheshire.
Cheshire, with his irons, trying to make people straight when the Almighty had made them crooked.
There are Norburys in Cheshire and in Wiltshire, and also, as I have heard, upon the borders.
like the smile of the Cheshire cat) and attached cuffs; and that was all.
Didn't he cross the fight between Bill Soames and the Cheshire Trump, by which I lost forty pound?
I sat for hours in the little parlour of Cheshire Cheese thinking over the best way.
I took the place in the coach not to its full extent, but to a place called Stone, in Cheshire, I think it is, where I not only had no manner of business, but not so much as the least acquaintance with any person in the town or near it.
He gives Dutch cheese, too, eating Cheshire, sir, himself; and Sundays out, are only once a month.

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