Wiltshire


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Wiltshire

(ˈwɪltʃə; -ˌʃɪə)
n
(Placename) a county of S England, consisting mainly of chalk uplands, with Salisbury Plain in the south and the Marlborough Downs in the north; prehistoric remains (at Stonehenge and Avebury); became a unitary authority in 2009: the geographical and ceremonial county includes Swindon unitary authority (established in 1997). Administrative centre: Trowbridge. Pop (excluding Swindon): 440 800 (2003 est). Area (excluding Swindon): 3481 sq km (1344 sq miles)

Wilt•shire

(ˈwɪlt ʃɪər, -ʃər)

n.
1. Also called Wilts (wɪlts) a county in S England. 575,100; 1345 sq. mi. (3485 sq. km).
2. one of an English breed of white sheep having long, spiral horns.
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Three countrymen were pursuing a Wiltshire thief through Brentford.
Allen, who owned the chief of the property about Fullerton, the village in Wiltshire where the Morlands lived, was ordered to Bath for the benefit of a gouty constitution -- and his lady, a good-humoured woman, fond of Miss Morland, and probably aware that if adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad, invited her to go with them.
Elton was still talking, still engaged in some interesting detail; and Emma experienced some disappointment when she found that he was only giving his fair companion an account of the yesterday's party at his friend Cole's, and that she was come in herself for the Stilton cheese, the north Wiltshire, the butter, the cellery, the beetroot, and all the dessert.
From Wiltshire, friend," said she, in a quavering voice; "three days have I been on the road.
He was born in 1672 in the quaint little thatched parsonage of Milston, a Wiltshire village, not far from that strange monument of ancient days, Stonehenge.
He gave me a long account of some of his adventures, and particularly one when he robbed the West Chester coaches near Lichfield, when he got a very great booty; and after that, how he robbed five graziers, in the west, going to Burford Fair in Wiltshire to buy sheep.
Yes, sir, please," she answered, quickly and softly; "I was born in Wiltshire.
Some half-dozen of his brothers and kinsmen had gone to the wars, of whom only one had survived to come home, with a small pension, and three bullets in different parts of his body; he had shared Benjy's cottage till his death, and had left him his old dragoon's sword and pistol, which hung over the mantelpiece, flanked by a pair of heavy single-sticks with which Benjy himself had won renown long ago as an old gamester, against the picked men of Wiltshire and Somersetshire, in many a good bout at the revels and pastimes of the country-side.
Rose came in yesterday in a sad plight--the Wiltshire sow (an enormous pet of hers) ran her down, and destroyed a most lovely flowered lilac silk dress by dancing over it--had this happened a week ago, Sir Pitt would have sworn frightfully, have boxed the poor wretch's ears, and put her upon bread and water for a month.
Susan poured out tea, and was just remarking that they were having hot weather in Wiltshire too, when Mr.
Hoather and Wiltshire admitted murder, but Jordan's family were put through the ordeal of a full trial before a jury found Wood guilty.
On Thursday it emerged that Mr Veale is under investigation by the police watchdog and the decision not to renew his Wiltshire Police contract had been made as a result.

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