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(kɑːˈmɑːðənˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) a county of S Wales, formerly part of Dyfed (1974–96): on Carmarthen Bay, with the Cambrian Mountains in the N: generally agricultural (esp dairying). Administrative centre: Carmarthen. Pop: 176 000 (2003 est). Area: 2398 sq km (926 sq miles)


(kɑrˈmɑr ðənˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

a historic county in Dyfed, S Wales.
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Top prices: lambs PS214 to Messrs Thomas of Blaencwmdu, Maesycrugiau, hoggetts PS183 to Messrs Powell, Blaenwern, Rhydlewis.
Yours despairingly, Terry Breverton Maesycrugiau, Carms
Lloyd, 47, a farmer from Pencader and terrier-men Gareth Jones, 64, of Llandysul, Gethin Jones, 46, of Cwmdwyfran and Geraint Thomas, 48, of Maesycrugiau, are all charged with badger baiting contrary to Section Three of the 1992 Protection of Badgers Act on February 24 last year.
Maesycrugiau Manor near Pencader in Carmarthenshire first took shape in the 16th century as home to Sir Robert Mansel.
A SUMMER campaign by Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) to boost ram fertility and farmers' profitability continues on Saturday, at a special event at Maesycrugiau in the Teifi Valley.
Angladd i teulu a ffrindiau ar ddydd Mawrth Mai 19 am 1 o'r gloch yng Nghapel Waunifor, Maesycrugiau.
Gerllaw ym Maesycrugiau, bydd Brychan a Rhian yn ymweld a chae lle bu ymosodiad cas ar wraig ifanc ym 1858.
Yours despairingly, Terry Breverton Cil Lonydd, Maesycrugiau Carmarthenshire
1/kg Leading Prices: 203, 194, 193, 191 Mr Bowen, Brynteilo, Penybont, Carmarthen 203, 200, 299 Mr Lloyd, Cwrws, Henllan, Llandysul 202 Mr Davies, Cwmcynon, Llwyndafydd, New Quay 200 Messrs Howells, Lodge, Trelech, Carmarthen 199, 195, 192 Mr Evans, Pantygronw, Glynarthen, Llandysul 197 Messrs Jones, Pantbach, Talgarreg, Llandysul 196 Messrs Jones, Gorlan, Pantybwlch, Newcastle Emlyn 195 (2), 194 Messrs Davies, Llwynifan, Cellan, Lampeter 194 Mr Anwyl, Abercefel, Tregroes, Llandysul 194, 191, 190 Messrs Davies, Gwndwn, New Inn, Pencader 193 Mr Phillips, Llethrneuadd, Llanfihangel Ar Arth, Pencader 192 Messrs Griffiths, Glyn, Talgarreg, Llandysul Top: Mr Griffiths, Waunifor, Maesycrugiau, Pencader Ram: pounds 73 Messrs Jones, Eithinduon Uchaf, Meidrim, Carmarthen Ewes: Ov av pounds 78.
AFTER a varied career across the world as a management consultant, marketing director and academic, I became a full-time writer in 2007 and relocated from Cowbridge to Maesycrugiau near Lampeter.