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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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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.
As abbot of Chester, Birchenshawe was the head of one of the most powerful institutions in the palatine county of Chester.
For marginalia associating the manuscript with Cheshire, especially that referring to Elizabeth Booth of Dunham in the county of Chester, see C.