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also chesh·ire  (chĕsh′ər)
A hard yellow English cheese made from cow's milk.

[After Cheshire, a county of west-central England.]
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(ˈtʃɛʃə; ˈtʃɛʃɪə)
(Placename) a former administrative county of NW England; administered since 2009 by the unitary authorities of Cheshire West and Chester, and Cheshire East: low-lying and undulating, bordering on the Pennines in the east; mainly agricultural: the geographic and ceremonial county includes Warrington and Halton, which became independent unitary authorities in 1998. Area 2077 sq km (802 sq miles). Abbreviation: Ches


(Biography) Group Captain (Geoffrey) Leonard. 1917–92, British philanthropist: awarded the Victoria Cross in World War II; founded the Leonard Cheshire Foundation Homes for the Disabled: married Sue, Baroness Ryder
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(ˈtʃɛʃ ər, -ɪər)

a county in NW England. 966,500; 899 sq. mi. (2328 sq. km).
Formerly, Chester.
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"Cheshire Born" is a collection of poetry from John Wright, a man of Cheshire, England, and transplanted to Australia in mid-life.
Vimto was created by John Noel Nichols in 1908 in his hometown of Cheshire, England.
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His former 1920s semi-detached home in Liverpool has now been replaced by a dhs6 million luxury villa on the Mediterranean island and a luxury apartment in Cheshire, England. Hatton, in Dubai to catch up with an old friend, told 7DAYS of his remarkable transformation in life and of his current booming property business.
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Joining Pasachoff and Gill that September morning were scores of local residents, schoolchildren, and fellow eclipse enthusiasts, including Val and Andrew White of Cheshire, England. "There was a large local gathering for the eclipse, most clutching solar filters, which were given out free at some of the village health centers," noted Andrew.
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El-Nimr conducted a retrospective study of 200 suicides of people aged 60 years and older that occurred in Cheshire, England, from 1989 to 2001.
He was born in Cheshire, England, and served in the RAF during the war, achieving the rank of Squadron Leader.