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A borough of north-central England northeast of Sheffield, noted as the site of a famous annual horserace, the St. Leger.
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1. (Placename) an industrial town in N England, in Doncaster unitary authority, South Yorkshire, on the River Don. Pop: 67 977 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in N England, in South Yorkshire. Pop: 288 400 (2003 est). Area: 582 sq km (225 sq miles)
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(ˈdɒŋ kæs tər; Brit. ˈdɒŋ kə stər)

a city in South Yorkshire, in N England. 292,500.
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My purpose was to have dined to-day at Blyth or Doncaster; but nothing matters greatly."
In that pleasant district of merry England which is watered by the river Don, there extended in ancient times a large forest, covering the greater part of the beautiful hills and valleys which lie between Sheffield and the pleasant town of Doncaster. The remains of this extensive wood are still to be seen at the noble seats of Wentworth, of Warncliffe Park, and around Rotherham.
Well known was the inn to Robin Hood and his band, for there had he and such merry companions as Little John or Will Stutely or young David of Doncaster often gathered when all the forest was filled with snow.
Gentlemen present were assured that when they could show him anything to cut out a blood mare, a bay, rising four, which was to be seen at Doncaster if they chose to go and look at it, Mr.
You remember when the stand fell at Doncaster. Well, I was the only journalist in the stand, and my journal the only one that had no account of it, for I was too shaken to write it.
I was head librarian of the Doncaster Library for years.
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The Welshman, 64, presently with rugby union side Doncaster Knights, was taken ill while out jogging on Friday but is expected to make a full recovery.
Griffiths, who was Mike Ruddock's right-hand man during the stunning campaign 13 years ago is currently undergoing tests but is expected to make a full recovery, his current employers Doncaster Knights have confirmed.