Shropshire [shrop-sheer, -sher] Examples noun

  1. a former county in W England, now part of Salop.
  2. one of an English breed of dark-faced sheep, yielding good mutton and white wool.

Examples from the Web for shropshire Historical Examples of shropshire

  • Have you actually brought two starving people from London to Shropshire, Helen?

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • The expedition to Shropshire crippled the Basts permanently.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • A popular saying in Shropshire is “Cold and chilly like old Bolas.”

    Bygone Punishments

    William Andrews

  • The Shropshire tale of the Fairy Cow is much the same as the preceding.

    Welsh Folk-Lore

    Elias Owen

  • He makes less fuss about it than I do about going to Shropshire.

    Letters of Edward FitzGerald

    Edward FitzGerald

  • British Dictionary definitions for shropshire Shropshire noun

    1. a county of W central England: Telford and Wrekin became an independent unitary authority in 1998, and the remaining county of Shropshire became a unitary authority in 2009; mainly agricultural. Administrative centre: Shrewsbury. Pop (excluding Telford and Wrekin): 286 700 (2003 est). Area (excluding Telford and Wrekin): 3201 sq km (1236 sq miles)
    2. a breed of medium-sized sheep having a dense fleece, originating from Shropshire and Staffordshire, England

    Word Origin and History for shropshire Shropshire

    shortened form of the old spelling of Shrewsbury + shire.

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