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eyre

 (âr)
n.
A circuit court held by itinerant royal justices in medieval England.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman eire, from Latin iter, journey; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]

eyre

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n
1. (Law) any of the circuit courts held in each shire from 1176 until the late 13th century
2. (Law) justices in eyre the justices travelling on circuit and presiding over such courts
[C13: from Old French erre journey, from errer to travel, from Latin errāre to wander]

Eyre

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n
(Placename) Lake Eyre a shallow salt lake or salt flat in NE central South Australia, about 11 m (35 ft) below sea level, divided into two areas (North and South); it usually contains little or no water. Maximum area: 9600 sq km (3700 sq miles)
[C19: named after Edward John Eyre (1815–1901), British explorer and colonial administrator]

Eyre

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n
1. (Biography) Edward John. 1815–1901, British explorer and colonial administrator. He was governor of Jamaica (1864–66) until his authorization of 400 executions to suppress an uprising led to his recall
2. (Biography) Sir Richard. born 1943, British theatre director: director of the Royal National Theatre (1988–97)

eyre

(ɛər)

n.
1. a circuit made by an itinerant judge in medieval England.
2. a county court held by such a justice.
[1250–1300; Middle English eyre < Anglo-French; Old French erre, derivative of errer to journey; see err]

Eyre

(ɛər)

n.
Lake, a shallow salt lake in NE South Australia. 3430 sq. mi. (8885 sq. km).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eyre - a shallow salt lake in south central Australia about 35 feet below sea levelEyre - a shallow salt lake in south central Australia about 35 feet below sea level; the largest lake in the country and the lowest point on the continent
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
Australia - the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
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What shocking conduct, Miss Eyre, to strike a young gentleman, your benefactress's son
Say your prayers, Miss Eyre, when you are by yourself; for if you don't repent, something bad might be permitted to come down the chimney and fetch you away.
Abbot and Bessie, I believe I gave orders that Jane Eyre should be left in the red-room till I came to her myself.
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In fact, there was a certain curious Puritanism about her, a Puritanism which found a startlingly incongruous and almost laughable expression in the Scripture almanac which hung on the wall at the end of her bed, and the Bible, and two or three Sunday-school stories which, with a copy of "Jane Eyre," were the only books that lay upon the circular mahogany table.
Twelve days Eyre and Wylie spend among these men, mostly French although Rossiter is English, eating and sleeping with a roof above, which, Eyre at least, will choose to earth beneath.
Inspired by Bronte's Jane Eyre (CreateSpace, 2010), Sloane Hall reverses roles and captures the transition of 1920s Hollywood from silent films to "talkies.
Here she ambitiously sets out to uncover the spirited and sensitive author behind the classic heroine Jane Eyre in this fictionalized biography.
The hosts led inside two minutes when keeper Nicky Eyre released Essandoh who burst forward before sending a powerful strike under Danny McDonnell.
In 1865 Edward John Eyre, the Governor of Jamaica, in the course of suppressing a revolt, caused a leading activist to be tried and executed under martial law Over the next three years, a group of leading politicians and thinkers in England attempted to have Eyre prosecuted for murder.
It's directed by Awardwinning Sir Richard Eyre, best known for films such as Notes On A Scandal and Iris.
A couple of years ago, CU alumnus Ashley Eyre, then taking classes on metal shop and welding, made a bracelet by flattening a piece of scrap aluminum, rolling it and drilling a series of holes in it.