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(ˈsʌm ər sɛtˌʃɪər, -ʃər, -sɪt-)

a county in SW England. 469,400; 1335 sq. mi. (3455 sq. km). Also called Som′er•set`.
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In that part of the western division of this kingdom which is commonly called Somersetshire, there lately lived, and perhaps lives still, a gentleman whose name was Allworthy, and who might well be called the favourite of both nature and fortune; for both of these seem to have contended which should bless and enrich him most.
Willoughby had no property of his own in the country; that he resided there only while he was visiting the old lady at Allenham Court, to whom he was related, and whose possessions he was to inherit; adding, "Yes, yes, he is very well worth catching I can tell you, Miss Dashwood; he has a pretty little estate of his own in Somersetshire besides; and if I were you, I would not give him up to my younger sister, in spite of all this tumbling down hills.
Living up to his income; having no expectations from any living creature; possessing in landed property only some thirty or forty acres in Somersetshire, with a quaint little dwelling, half farm house, half-cottage, attached-- he was incapable of providing the needful security from his own personal resources.
The house was a country residence in West Somersetshire, called Combe-Raven.
On the far side of a garden and paddock the view overlooked a stream, some farm buildings which lay beyond, and the opening of a wooded, rocky pass (called, in Somersetshire, a Combe), which here cleft its way through the hills that closed the prospect.
Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch Hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage; there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a distressed one; there his faculties were roused into admiration and respect, by contemplating the limited remnant of the earliest patents; there any unwelcome sensations, arising from domestic affairs changed naturally into pity and contempt as he turned over the almost endless creations of the last century; and there, if every other leaf were powerless, he could read his own history with an interest which never failed.
Proceedings Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural Society 5 [for 1854], 107-124.
CELESTIAL PATH can take a starring role on his return to action in the ARC Racing Syndicates Cardiff Somersetshire Conditions Stakes at Bath.
The three-course dinner by Billy Mac's Catering features Salmon Wellington (the Somersetshire town of Wellington was a trade center between Exeter and Bristol 500 years ago), along with a field greens salad, wild mushroom pie and berry shortcake.
Harington focuses on the personal, noting Matthew's birthplace in the city of Bristol and his proud status as a Somersetshire man, 'or to wryte it as he speaks it sportingly a Zomeretshyre man' (170): he wants Henry to grasp that even Matthew's provincial accent is a personal token of his authentic Englishness.
See also Hume, supra note 14, at 66-68 (explaining that for a while, Alfred disguised himself as a peasant and found refuge working as an assistant to a cowherd, then later assembled guerillas on two acres of firm ground in a bog in Somersetshire from whence he led raids for a year).
The Malets were among the leading gentry clans in early-modern Somersetshire.

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