Shire

A shire is a traditional term for a division of land, found in the United Kingdom and Australia. In some rural parts of Australia, a shire is a local government area, however it is not synonymous with `county`, which is, in Australia, a lands administrative division. Individually, or as a suffix in Scotland and in the far northeast of England, t.....
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shire

[n] - (British) a former administrative district of England 2. [n] - British breed of large heavy draft horse
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Shire

• (n.) A division of a State, embracing several contiguous townships; a county. • (n.) A portion of Great Britain originally under the supervision of an earl; a territorial division, usually identical with a county, but sometimes limited to a smaller district; as, Wiltshire, Yorkshire, Richmondshire, Hallamshire.Shire: words in the defini...
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shire

shire horse noun British breed of large heavy draft horse
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Shire

Shire noun [ Anglo-Saxon scīre , scīr , a division, province, county. Confer Sheriff .] 1. A portion of Great Britain originally under the supervision of an earl; a territorial division, usually identical with a county, but sometimes limited to a smaller distri...
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shire

Administrative area formed in Britain for the purpose of raising taxes in Anglo-Saxon times. By AD 1000 most of southern England had been divided into shires with fortified strongholds at their...
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shire

Administrative area formed in Britain for the purpose of raising taxes in Anglo-Saxon times. By AD 1000 most of southern England had been divided into shires with fortified strongholds at their centres. The Midland counties of England are still known as the Shires; for example Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire
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Shire

draft horse breed native to the middle section of England. The breed descended from the English `great horse,` which carried men in full battle ...
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shire

in Great Britain, a county. The Anglo-Saxon shire (Old English scir) was an administrative division next above the hundred and seems to have existed ... [2 related articles]
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shire

originally a type of a subdivision of a county; some shires evolved into administrative areas equivalent to a county; a shire was headed by a Shire Reeve (becoming Sheriff, in Saskatchewan the Mayor of a Rural Municipalitiy is a Reeve); shires were most commonly subdivided into hundreds, but other types of subdivisions were also made
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Shire

Shire or Shiré (both: shē'rā) , river, c.250 mi (400 km) long, flowing from the southern end of Lake Nyasa, Malawi, SE Africa, to the Zambezi River in central Mozambique. It is navigable to Nsanje. The upper Shire has been developed for irrigation and power production. Cotton ...
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