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York·shire 1

 (yôrk′shîr, -shər)
A historical region and former county of northern England. It was part of Northumbria in Anglo-Saxon times.

York·shire 2

 (yôrk′shîr, -shər)
Any of a breed of swine having a white coat and erect ears, first developed in Yorkshire.


(ˈjɔːkˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) a historic county of N England: the largest English county, formerly divided administratively into East, West, and North Ridings. In 1974 it was much reduced in size and divided into the new counties of North, West, and South Yorkshire: in 1996 the East Riding of Yorkshire was reinstated as a unitary authority and parts of the NE were returned to North Yorkshire for geographical and ceremonial purposes


(ˈyɔrk ʃɪər, -ʃər)

1. Also called York. a former county in N England, now part of Humberside, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Cleveland, and Durham.
2. one of an English breed of white hogs having erect ears.
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Noun1.Yorkshire - a former large county in northern England; in 1974 it was divided into three smaller counties
England - a division of the United Kingdom
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You can spot an Irishman or a Yorkshireman by his brogue.
Wiclif was born about 1320, a Yorkshireman of very vigorous intellect as well as will, but in all his nature and instincts a direct representative of the common people.
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The Yorkshireman said: "I enjoyed this one the most, because I beat Nick.
A LONDON lawyer and a Yorkshireman in a flat cap are sitting next to each other on a long flight to Leeds-Bradford Airport.
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Rejoice, we conquer, '' he gasped -- then dropped dead 929 King Wenceslaus of Bohemia, Good King Wenceslas of the Christmas Carol, died in Star a Boleslav 1865 Elizabeth Garrett Anderson qualified to become Britain's first practising woman doctor 1884 Emigre Simon Marks and Yorkshireman Tom Spencer (Marks & Spencer) opened their first store in Leeds 1923 The Radio Times was first published 1964 Harpo Marx, the silent one who chased girls and played the harp, died aged 75 1978 Pope John Paul I died after only 33 days as Pontiff
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A NAKED Yorkshireman brought his own form of art to London.