Definition of Home counties

1. Noun. The English counties surrounding London into which Greater London has expanded.

Definition of Home counties

1. Noun. All the English counties surrounding London ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Home Counties

Holzknecht unit
Homans' sign
Homarus americanus
Homarus capensis
Homarus vulgaris
Homberg's phosphorus
Homburg hat
Homburg hats
Home's lobe
Home Counties
Home Depot
Home Information Pack
Home Information Packs
Home Loan Bank
Home Office
Home Secretary
Homecoming King
Homecoming Queen
Homeland Security
Homer-Wright rosettes
Homer A. Thompson
Homer Armstrong Thompson

Literary usage of Home counties

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Dickens Country by Frederic George Kitton (1905)
"IN THE MIDLANDS AND home counties. THE year 1838, in which Charles Dickens, accompanied by "Phiz," hazarded that bitter coach-ride to the northern wilds of ..."

2. Society in the Country House by Thomas Hay Sweet Escott (1907)
"CHAPTER XVI THE NEW HOSTS OF THE home counties Mr. A. Brassey's Heythrop—" History Hut "—Mrs. Duncan Stewart's stories—Kingston Lisle and Beckett—Squire ..."

3. The Political and Commercial Works of that Celebrated Writer Charles D by Charles Davenant (1771)
"... according to this calculation, if the 11 home counties, which are but 4d, ... that the retailers cannot be fo well watched as in the home counties, ..."

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