Definition of Shires

1. Noun. (plural of shire) ¹



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Definition of Shires

1. shire [n] - See also: shire

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shires

shipwrights
shipyard
shipyards
shiquolts
shir
shiralee
shiralees
shiranui-gata
shire
shire horse
shire horses
shire town
shired
shireman
shiremen
shires (current term)
shiring
shirk
shirked
shirker
shirkers
shirking
shirks
shirky
shirl
shirley
shirokshinite
shirozulite
shirr
shirra

Literary usage of Shires

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1. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1903)
"Such were the kingdoms of Kent, Sussex, and Essex, and the East-Anglian, West-Saxon, and Northumbrian shires. Most of these keep old local or tribal Mercian ..."

2. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1882)
"THE ENGLISH shires. complete conquest. But complete incorporation with ... Setting aside these new creations, all the existing shires of England were in ..."

3. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1881)
"Full incor- Setting aside these new creations, all the existing The shires of England were in being at the time of the shires. ..."

4. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1882)
"Some shires were formed; some new towns were founded ; the border districts remained under the anomalous jurisdiction of the Marchers. ..."

5. A Short History of England by Edward Potts Cheyney (1918)
"shires.—All England south of the Humber was by this time divided into shires. In the southeastern part of the country these corresponded to the early ..."

6. A Short History of England by Edward Potts Cheyney (1904)
"shires All England south of the Humber was by this time divided into shires. ... Farther westward the shires corresponded to the successive settlements or ..."

7. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"Central powers of the state vested in the king and witan; local administration, in the shires. ons, the East Saxons, the South Folk, and the North Folk, ..."

8. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1882)
"Some shires were formed; some new towns were founded ; the border districts remained under the anomalous jurisdiction of the Marchers. ..."

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