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 (kōl′chĕs′tər, -chĭ-stər)
A borough of southeast England near the North Sea. It was an important pre-Roman city and the site of the first Roman colony in Britain.


(Placename) a town in E England, in NE Essex; university (1964). Pop: 104 390 (2001). Latin name: Camulodunum


(ˈkoʊlˌtʃɛs tər, -tʃə stər)

a city in NE Essex, in E England. 149,100.
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When the launch was over, the rest of the company returned to Colchester to dine.
On Tuesday the little party, still set upon getting across the sea, made its way through the swarming country towards Colchester.
So he sold up his old home in Colchester, and down he comes here.
When the body of Joan de Tany rode forth from her father's castle to the church at Colchester, and again as it was brought back to its final resting place in the castle's crypt, a thousand strange and silent knights, black draped, upon horses trapped in black, rode slowly behind the bier.
clergyman of the Church of England saw three near Colchester as lately
The first part of her lewd life with the young gentleman at Colchester has so many happy turns given it to expose the crime, and warn all whose circumstances are adapted to it, of the ruinous end of such things, and the foolish, thoughtless, and abhorred conduct of both the parties, that it abundantly atones for all the lively description she gives of her folly and wickedness.
Beard (the captain's name was Beard) came from Colchester to see the old man.
The biggest disappointment was the lack of punch with the strike duo of Mark Stellard and Danny Allsopp well contained by the Colchester back four.
Monitor acted after an inspection of Colchester s A&E and Emergency Assessment Unit by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated it as inadequate .
Colchester boss Aidy Boothroyd said: "You don't play great in every single game - but we did what we had to do and won.
Mark Yeates shot wide of the left post before his Colchester team-mate Marc Tierney headed off target.
Rivalries tend to develop after a history of confrontation but Colchester and Ipswich have not played each other since 1969.