shire town


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shire town

n. New England
A county seat.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shire town - the town or city that is the seat of government for a shire
shire - a former administrative district of England; equivalent to a county
seat - a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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This is one of its peculiar institutions; for it is a shire town. I began to comprehend what its inhabitants were about.
This study was conducted at Suhul General Hospital, Shire town, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, from Nov to Oct 2016 with review data of the five-year period (September 2012 to August 2016).
Fitchburg was declared a shire town -- a town where county offices were located.''
e rst six-part series revolved around a kidnap in the small West York-York shire town where Lancashire's character, Catherine Cawood, is a police sergeant.
I want to highlight the dramatic events that led to the foundation of our shire town, and the extraordinary role of one of history's least known warrior princesses."
"A bomb exploded on a bus with 25 passengers onboard when it arrived in Sheraro town from Shire town at 9 p.m.
This corner of north Powys that includes the old shire town of Montgomery and the market towns of Welshpool, Newtown, and Machynlleth, also has 76 Sites of Special Scientific Interest, making it a key area for rare plants and birds.
Uninhibited Mona (Nathalie Press) is a high-energy workingclass kid who lives above the pub her late parents ran in a bleak West York shire town. An open book, she is completely unpretentious--something that cannot be said about gorgeous, rebellious Tamsin (Emily Blunt).
For more information see festival.yorkshire.com/events/lost-boy-racer Hypervelocity, July 2 - 6 Don't miss the unveiling in St George's Square of a charming idea to bring a French rural idyll to a very York-York shire town square.
An important event took place in April 1831, when the General Court in Boston named the new settlement the "shire town" or county seat of a new county.
RETAILERS in a Warwick shire town say they are fearing the worst with another summer of road misery on the horizon.
We opted for a cottage behind the complex - which admittedly wasn't much to look at next to the Shire Town Hall - but when you open the front door, you are opening it onto luxury.