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1. Any of a breed of large sheep originating in England, having a black face and black ears and legs.
2. Any of a breed of swine originating in England and developed in the United States, having a black body with a white beltlike band around the shoulders and front legs.
[After Hampshire, a county of southern England.]
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(Placename) a county of S England, on the English Channel: crossed by the Hampshire Downs and the South Downs, with the New Forest in the southwest and many prehistoric and Roman remains: the geographical and ceremonial county includes Portsmouth and Southampton, which became independent unitary authorities in 1997. Administrative centre: Winchester. Pop (excluding unitary authorities): 1 251 000 (2003 est). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 3679 sq km (1420 sq miles). Abbreviation: Hants
(Biography) Sir Stuart. 1914–2004, British philosopher: his publications include Thought and Action (1959), Two Theories of Morality (1977), and Innocence and Experience (1989)
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Hamp•shire(ˈhæmp ʃɪər, -ʃər)
a county in S England. 1,578,700; 1460 sq. mi. (3780 sq. km).Also called Hants.
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|Noun||1.||Hampshire - a county of southern England on the English Channel|
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Winchester - a city in southern England; administrative center of Hampshire
New Forest - an area of woods and heathland in southern Hampshire that was set aside by William I as Crown property in 1079; originally a royal hunting ground but now administered as parkland; noted for its ponies
|2.||Hampshire - British breed of hornless dark-faced domestic sheep|
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