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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.]


(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


(ˈtʃɛʃ ər, -ɪər)

a county in NW England. 966,500; 899 sq. mi. (2328 sq. km).
Formerly, Chester.
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It Is The Intent Of The County Of Chester South Carolina Purchasing Department To Solicit Qualifications For Professional Civil Engineering, Contract Administration, Construction Testing And Inspections And Surveying Services Indefinite Delivery Contract In Accordance With All Requirements Stated Herein.
The local districts covered by the order include: The area comprised of the city of Liverpool, the county boroughs of Birkenhead, Bootle and Wallasey, the urban district of Ellesmere Port and Whitby, and the petty sessional division of Wirral, in the County of Chester, and the petty sessional division of Southport, Birkdale, Ormskirk and Prescot, in the County of Lancaster.
Meanwhile, Tina Stiller of Yarm, who started sculling a year ago with Tees Rowing Club, won the women's' junior single scull section of the County of Chester Long Distance Sculls meeting.
The County of Chester will retain a PennDOT qualified engineering consultant to provide environmental and engineering design services, and construction consultation for the rehabilitation of County Bridge #255 located on Halteman Road over the Pigeon Creek, in East Coventry Township.
The 610, known as the County of Chester Squadron, took part in subsequent aerial battles throughout the war, losing 23 pilots but claiming the first German jet.