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Shef·field

 (shĕf′ēld′)
A city of north-central England east of Manchester. One of the leading industrialized cities of England, it has long specialized in the production of cutlery and steel.
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Sheffield

(ˈʃɛfiːld)
n
1. (Placename) a city in N England, in Sheffield unitary authority, South Yorkshire on the River Don: important centre of steel manufacture and of the cutlery industry; Sheffield university (1905) and Sheffield Hallam University (1992). Pop: 439 866 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in N England, in South Yorkshire. Pop: 512 500 (2003 est). Area: 368 sq km (142 sq miles)
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Shef•field

(ˈʃɛf ild)

n.
a city in South Yorkshire, in N England. 559,800.
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Noun1.Sheffield - a steel manufacturing city in northern England famous for its cutlery industry
South Yorkshire - a metropolitan county in northern England
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I was quite relieved to find that it was only Brooks of Sheffield; for, at first, I really thought it was I.
Brooks of Sheffield, for both the gentlemen laughed heartily when he was mentioned, and Mr.
The next stronghold of British sympathy which we take by storm is Sheffield. We open the first week in February.
He was like one of those unreasoning but still highly useful, multum in parvo, Sheffield contrivances, assuming the exterior -- though a little swelled --of a common pocket knife; but containing, not only blades of various sizes, but also screw-drivers, cork-screws, tweezers, awls, pens, rulers, nail-filers, counter-sinkers.
In that pleasant district of merry England which is watered by the river Don, there extended in ancient times a large forest, covering the greater part of the beautiful hills and valleys which lie between Sheffield and the pleasant town of Doncaster.
How he loves the bravo of Chao with his sabre from the Chinese Sheffield of Wu, "with the surface smooth as ice and dazzling as snow, with his saddle broidered with silver upon his white steed; who when he passes, swift as the wind, may be said to resemble a shooting star!" He compares the frontiersman, who has never so much as opened a book in all his life, yet knows how to follow in the chase, and is skilful, strong, and hardy, with the men of his own profession.
"Oh, he lives in England -- Sheffield -- preaches there -- hasn't ever been in this country.
I heard of him in Manchester and Sheffield, Newcastle and Leicester, absolutely unattended.
They referred the coroner to their employers--eminent manufacturers at Sheffield and Wolverhampton--whose testimony spoke for itself.
One day he thought he would go to Sheffield, and then, thinking again, he gave it up.
"And one of them, named Sheffield, a mercer, came into a house and asked for meat.
Like all the tribe of which I held him head, Raffles professed the liveliest disdain for unwieldy plunder of any description; it might be old Sheffield, or it might be solid silver or gold, but if the thing was not to be concealed about the person, he would none whatever of it.