Shropshire

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Shrop·shire 1

 (shrŏp′shîr′, -shər)
A historical region of western England on the Welsh border. It was part of the kingdom of Mercia during Anglo-Saxon times.

Shrop·shire 2

 (shrŏp′shîr′, -shər, -shīr′)
n.
A hornless dark-faced sheep of a breed developed in Shropshire and raised for meat and wool.

Shropshire

(ˈʃrɒpˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
n
1. (Placename) a county of W central England: Telford and Wrekin became an independent unitary authority in 1998, and the remaining county of Shropshire became a unitary authority in 2009; mainly agricultural. Administrative centre: Shrewsbury. Pop (excluding Telford and Wrekin): 286 700 (2003 est). Area (excluding Telford and Wrekin): 3201 sq km (1236 sq miles)
2. (Breeds) a breed of medium-sized sheep having a dense fleece, originating from Shropshire and Staffordshire, England

Shrop•shire

(ˈʃrɒp ʃɪər, -ʃər)

n.
1. Formerly, Salop. a county in W England. 412,500; 1348 sq. mi. (3490 sq. km).
2. one of an English breed of dark-faced sheep yielding good mutton and white wool.
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The County of Salop Steam Engine Society made the generous pledge after hearing of Severn Valley's plight.
These made pounds 520 and Some Account of The Antiquities of Hawkstone in the County of Salop, published by W and J Eddowes, Shrewsbury around 1810, which made pounds 420.