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A city of west-central England on the Dee River south of Liverpool. Built on the site of a Roman fortress, it is noted for its many well-preserved half-timbered buildings.


(Placename) a city in NW England, administrative centre of the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester, on the River Dee: intact surrounding walls; 16th- and 17th-century double-tier shops. Pop: 80 121 (2001). Latin name: Deva


(ˈtʃɛs tər)

1. a city in Cheshire, in NW England: intact Roman walls. 120,800.
2. former name of Cheshire.
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Chester alluded to her `charming novel', and the Misses Chester introduced parties, picnics, the opera, and the fashions.
Chester, will you come with me and see what they are doing?
They had scarcely watched the great road known as Watling Street which runs from Dover in Kent to Chester town--for many minutes, when they espied a knight riding by in a very forlorn and careless manner.
I hope y' enjoyed them spinach and gooseberries as I sent Chester with th' other day.
Several of the men spoke of old Simon Chester as one who knew everything in and about the house.
Last year, on a certain evil day, the jousts were held at Chester, and thither my son went, as did I and my lady wife.
Here came the merchandise of all the fair countries which are watered by the Garonne and the Dordogne--the cloths of the south, the skins of Guienne, the wines of the Medoc--to be borne away to Hull, Exeter, Dartmouth, Bristol or Chester, in exchange for the wools and woolfels of England.
These are the York, the Chester, the Wakefield, and the Coventry cycles.
Chester Ross from Spencervale came here that morning.
On one occasion the Pope promised the remission of a thousand days of purgatory to all persons who should be present at the Chester plays, and to this exemption the bishop of Chester added sixty days more.
The Duke of Chester, the vice-president, was a young and rising politician.
This gentleman then being well tired with his long journey from Chester in one day, with which, and some good dry blows he had received in the scuffle, his bones were so sore, that, added to the soreness of his mind, it had quite deprived him of any appetite for eating.