Dorset


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Dor·set 1

 (dôr′sĭt)
n.
An early Native American culture flourishing in small coastal settlements in northern Greenland and the eastern Canadian Arctic south to Newfoundland from about 800 bc to ad 1000.

[After Cape Dorset, Baffin Island, site of excavations.]

Dor·set 2

 (dôr′sĭt)
n.
A domestic sheep of a breed having large horns and medium-length, fine-textured wool.

[After Dorset3.]

Dor·set 3

 (dôr′sĭt)
A region of southwest England on the English Channel. Part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex, it was used as the setting for many of Thomas Hardy's novels.

Dorset

(ˈdɔːsɪt)
n
(Placename) a county in SW England, on the English Channel: mainly hilly but low-lying in the east: the geographical and ceremonial county includes Bournemouth and Poole, which became independent unitary authorities in 1997. Administrative centre: Dorchester. Pop (excluding unitary authorities): 398 200 (2003 est). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 2544 sq km (982 sq miles)

Dor•set

(ˈdɔr sɪt)

n.
1. 1st Earl of, Sackville, Thomas.
3. one of an English breed of sheep having close-textured wool.

Dor•set

(ˈdɔr sɪt)

adj.
of or designating an Eskimo culture of the central and eastern regions of arctic North America, fl. a.d. 100-1000.
[after Cape Dorset, SW Baffin Island]
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It would be pleasant to take her away from that London in which she seemed an unusual figure, like a cornflower in a shop among orchids and azaleas; he had learned in the Kentish hop-field that she did not belong to the town; and he was sure that she would blossom under the soft skies of Dorset to a rarer beauty.
The woods, the rivers, the lawns of Devon and of Dorset, attract the eye of the ingenious traveller, and retard his pace, which delay he afterwards compensates by swiftly scouring over the gloomy heath of Bagshot, or that pleasant plain which extends itself westward from Stockbridge, where no other object than one single tree only in sixteen miles presents itself to the view, unless the clouds, in compassion to our tired spirits, kindly open their variegated mansions to our prospect.
He is such an ultra Radical, you know, and the Dorsets are fierce Tories.
Dorset county council is keen to establish a collaborative environment with potential suppliers to enable a two way exchange of information about how the market can address dorset county council s needs, To understand dorset county council s expectations, Managing the procurement processes to keep them as effective and efficient as possible and establishing levels of interest in forthcoming projects.
By all accounts, Hardy was very protective of Dorset, the county that served as the setting for most of his novels and a good deal of his verse (so protective that he renamed it Wessex).
AFTER a good start to their Middleton Cup campaign, Warwickshire fell to a disappointing 129-93 defeat against in-form Dorset, picking up just two points at Tilehurst BC in Reading.
The lanky medium pacer, who grabbed five wickets in the opening game against Skillz Academy of England, starred with both the bat and ball for his team to clinch a three-run thriller over Dorset at the Ardingly College grounds on Thursday.
The 23-year-old from Dorset is actually Hudders-field born and will lead the Lidgett Lane attack in the Drakes Premiership.
A spokeswoman for Dorset Police said the force was called to the property by Dorset Fire and Rescue Service.
Christie Tierney, 31, Robert Winterton, 30, and Thomas Burns, 31, were locked up after a covert investigation into drugs running in Dorset.
Keith Spicer Ltd has unveiled eight innovative fruit and herbal flavours for its Dorset Tea brand.