Cornwall


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Corn·wall

 (kôrn′wôl′)
A region of extreme southwest England on a peninsula bounded by the Atlantic Ocean and English Channel. Its tin and copper mines were known to ancient Greek traders.

Cornwall

(ˈkɔːnˌwɔːl; -wəl)
n
(Placename) a former administrative county of SW England; became a unitary authority in 2009: hilly, with a deeply indented coastline. Administrative centre: Truro. Pop: 513 500 (2003 est). Area: 3564 sq km (1376 sq miles)

Corn•wall

(ˈkɔrn wɔl; esp. Brit. -wəl)

n.
1. a county in SW England. 475,200; 1369 sq. mi. (3545 sq. km).
2. a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada, SW of Ottawa, on the St. Lawrence. 51,000.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cornwall - a hilly county in southwestern EnglandCornwall - a hilly county in southwestern England
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Cornishman - a man who is a native or inhabitant of Cornwall
Cornishwoman - a woman who is a native or resident of Cornwall
Translations

Cornwall

[ˈkɔːnwəl] NCornualles m

Cornwall

[ˈkɔːrnwɔːl] nCornouailles f
in Cornwall → en Cornouailles

Cornwall

nCornwall nt

Cornwall

[ˈkɔːnwl] nCornovaglia
References in classic literature ?
Wrestling matches, in the different fashions of Cornwall and Devonshire, were seen here and there about the market-place; in one corner, there was a friendly bout at quarterstaff; and -- what attracted most interest of all -- on the platform of the pillory, already so noted in our pages, two masters of defence were commencing an exhibition with the buckler and broadsword.
The business end of the funeral of the late Sir Dalliance the duke's son of Cornwall, killed in an encounter with the Giant of the Knotted Bludgeon last Tuesday on the borders of the Plain of Enchantment was in the hands of the ever affable and efficient Mumble, prince of un3ertakers, then whom there exists none by whom it were a more satisfying pleasure to have the last sad offices performed.
And this blessed gift of venerating love has been given to too many humble craftsmen since the world began for us to feel any surprise that it should have existed in the soul of a Methodist carpenter half a century ago, while there was yet a lingering after-glow from the time when Wesley and his fellow-labourer fed on the hips and haws of the Cornwall hedges, after exhausting limbs and lungs in carrying a divine message to the poor.
This odd-looking figure reported himself to be a native of the county of Cornwall, in the island of Great Britain.
Lord Ravenshaw, in Cornwall, which would of course have immortalised the whole party for at least a twelvemonth
He'll crack a crib in Scotland one week, and be raising money to build an orphanage in Cornwall the next.
He heard Fanshaw add that his country was full of such quaint fables and idioms; it was the very home of romance; he even pitted this part of Cornwall against Devonshire, as a claimant to the laurels of Elizabethan seamanship.
Austrey, at his country-seat in Cornwall and at St.
If they want a light-weight to be throwed for practice, Cornwall, Devonshire, or Lancashire, let 'em throw me.
He took with him his brother John, the second child of a poor couple in Cornwall, and, together, these men, between 1829 and 1831, redescended the river from Boussa to its mouth, describing it village by village, mile by mile.
Carey had been ill all through November, and the doctor suggested that she and the Vicar should go to Cornwall for a couple of weeks round Christmas so that she should get back her strength.
This William of ours is a stout man, too, and never have I seen him cast in the ring before, albeit he hath not yet striven with such great wrestlers as Thomas of Cornwall, Diccon of York, and young David of Doncaster.