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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′)
A hornless dark-faced sheep of a breed developed in Shropshire and raised for meat and wool.


(ˈʃrɒpˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
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


(ˈʃrɒp ʃɪər, -ʃər)

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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Newcastle, Shropshire (Newcastle on Clun), town in the district of South Shropshire, England ?
Planet Biogas UK has been signed on to deliver anaerobic digestion technology to a 500kW plant in Shropshire, England, which would be fed by cattle manure from surrounding farms.
Hort, began his horticultural career at Treasures of Tenbury Ltd in Shropshire, England at the age of 15.
The villages of Llanddwyn, Llangynog, Hirnant, Penybontfawr, Llanrhaeadr YM (home of one of the 7 wonders of Wales) and Llangedwyn are all in a predominantly Welsh speaking area of Powys but all have SY10 postcodes, and are given the postal town of Oswestry which is of course, in Shropshire, England.
The Kilmorey family's main estate was in Shropshire, England, but they used Mourne Park as a holiday home.
The letter, which had been brought from a member of Gandhi's freedom fighters in India, would be going under the hammer at the specialist sale of historical documents at Mullock's Auctioneers' at Shropshire, England next Thursday, the Daily Mail reports.
Dairy farmers in Shropshire, England, recently won a price increase to [pounds sterling]0.
They chose a laser from World Machinery in Shropshire, England, and the Lantek Expert CAD and CAM system from Lantek, in Alva, Spain.
Fullwood are a firm based in Shropshire, England, and have a long history of supplying technology to farms across the world and were our first choice when we decided to upgrade.
Wenlock, has been very much inspired by Shropshire, England, where in 1850, the Wenlock Olympian Society held its very first Olympian games.
The soldiers from 1st Battalion, the RIR took part in a homecoming parade at their base in Shropshire, England.