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(nɔːˈθæmptənˌʃɪə; -ʃə; nɔːθˈhæmp-)
(Placename) a county of central England: agriculture, food processing, engineering, and footwear industries. Administrative centre: Northampton. Pop: 642 700 (2003 est). Area: 2367 sq km (914 sq miles). Abbreviation: Northants


(nɔrˈθæmp tənˌʃɪər, -ʃər, nɔrθˈhæmp-)

a county in central England. 587,100; 914 sq. mi. (2365 sq. km). Also called Northampton.
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Noun1.Northamptonshire - a county is central England
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Northampton - the principal city of Northamptonshire
Naseby - a village in western Northamptonshire
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He struggled hard, and suffered much, for some time; but, having a contented disposition, and a good purpose, succeeded in the end; and, from being a farmer's drudge, and a carrier's lad, he is now the merriest young grazier in all Northamptonshire.
Of the rest she saw nothing: nobody seemed to think of her ever going amongst them again, even for a visit, nobody at home seemed to want her; but William determining, soon after her removal, to be a sailor, was invited to spend a week with his sister in Northamptonshire before he went to sea.
She is a religious fanatic-- the result of the way she was brought up, down in Northamptonshire, never seeing a soul.
John Dryden was the son of a Northamptonshire gentleman who had a small estate and a large family, for John was the eldest of fourteen children.
Dryden, the son of a family of Northamptonshire country gentry, was born in
That night they took up their inn in Melton Mowbray, in Leicestershire, and the next night they lodged at Kettering, in Northamptonshire; and the next at Bedford Town; and the next at St.
Officers from nearby Northamptonshire Police are also set to be questioned as part of the Independent Police Complaints Commission's investigation.
Northamptonshire, 69 for two in their second innings at the start of play, declared on 359 for six to secure the draw which was of limited value to the two relegationthreatened sides.
In his first innings at his old home ground since leaving Northamptonshire at the end of last season,Loye shared century stands with Iain Sutcliffe (54)and Stuart Law (79 not out) as Lancashire raced to victory by nine wickets with more than eight overs to spare.
JOHN Derrick's postmatch address might have been brief but the coach left his Glamorgan players in no doubt what he thought of their general performance in losing by eight wickets to Northamptonshire inside three days.
Eight existing councils in Northamptonshire are to be abolished and replaced by 2 new councils of North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire to improve the delivery of public services across the county.
JONATHAN TROTT'S fourth century of the season powered Warwickshire to a five-run victory over Northamptonshire in the NatWest Pro40 at Edgbaston.

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