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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.
(50.) Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Eolian Harp: Composed at Clevedon, Somersetshire," in The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Poetical Works, 1:232-34, lines 42-44, 38.
Domingo, and not immediately employed, had come into Somersetshire, in the summer of 1806" (28).
(39) Maitland, Select Pleas of the Crown, I, 119: part III, Somersetshire Gaol Delivery A.D.
Proceedings Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural Society 5 [for 1854], 107-124.
"A Letter Giving an Account of Ookey-hole, and Several Other Subterranean Grottoes and Caverns in Mendip-hills in Somersetshire" Philosophical Collections (2) 1681.
CELESTIAL PATH can take a starring role on his return to action in the ARC Racing Syndicates Cardiff Somersetshire Conditions Stakes at Bath.

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