Dorchester


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Dor·ches·ter

 (dôr′chəs-tər, -chĕs-)
A town of southern England west of Bournemouth. Traces of walls from an ancient Roman settlement are still visible in the town.

Dorchester

(ˈdɔːtʃɪstə)
n
(Placename) a town in S England, administrative centre of Dorset: associated with Thomas Hardy, esp as the Casterbridge of his novels. Pop: 16 171 (2001). Latin name: Durnovaria

Dor•ches•ter

(ˈdɔrˌtʃɛs tər, -tʃə stər)

n.
a town in S Dorsetshire, in S England, on the Frome River: named Casterbridge in Thomas Hardy's novels. 14,049.
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From Wallingford up to Dorchester the neighbourhood of the river grows more hilly, varied, and picturesque.
Dorchester, like Wallingford, was a city in ancient British times; it was then called Caer Doren, "the city on the water." In more recent times the Romans formed a great camp here, the fortifications surrounding which now seem like low, even hills.
It prides itself on being old, but whether it can compare in this respect with Wallingford and Dorchester seems doubtful.
He was a native of Dorchester, Massachusetts, and had spiritual charge of a small congregation in another suburb of the New England metropolis.
Beneath him is the valley of the Frome, and all the wild lands that come tossing down from Dorchester, black and gold, to mirror their gorse in the expanses of Poole.
Frome was forced inward towards Dorchester, Stour against Wimborne, Avon towards Salisbury, and over the immense displacement the sun presided, leading it to triumph ere he sank to rest.
"At length," continued Grandfather, "in March, 1776, General Washington, who had now a good supply of powder, began a terrible cannonade and bombardment from Dorchester Heights.
The Duke and Duchess of Dorchester lost half the portable pieces of their historic plate on the very night of their Graces' almost equally historic costume ball.
"Besides," he went on, "the rooms were not screwed up; at Dorchester House, at any rate, the door was only locked, and the key missing, so that it might have been done on either side."
I am here to arrest you for a series of robberies at the Duke of Dorchester's, Sir John Kenworthy's, and other noblemen's and gentlemen's houses during the present season.
now, the captain d'wolf here alluded to as commanding the ship in question, is a New Englander, who, after a long life of unusual adventures as a sea-captain, this day resides in the village of Dorchester near Boston.
Pupils at Kelvindale Primary have been watching the progress of a new property development - Dorchester 183 - next to their school.