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noun as in county

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It’s a difference not unlike finding yourself out on a near endless steppe, as opposed to being nestled in the shires and villages of a densely packed land.

Yes, they left out Tom Bombadil and the Scouring of the Shire.

How long it would be, even in the most favourable chance, before she should again enter the shire-hall!

He is once more upon Yorkshire ground; his horse's hoof beats once more the soil of that noble shire.

Stamford, and the tongue of Lincoln's fenny shire, upon which it is situated, were passed almost in a breath.

A quiet, staunch, useful man in shire and church and all the relations of life, and "as good as they make 'em."

In 1774 he was chosen knight of the shire for Berkshire, and his conduct in parliament was perfectly independent.


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