Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hard yellow English cheese made from cow's milk.

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  • proper n. A maritime county of England, bordered by the Irish Sea, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Denbighshire and Flintshire.

Etymologies

After Cheshire, a county of west-central England.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • BRAYBROOKE (Vol. i., p. 485.), appears to be connected with the Cheshire provincialism, which is thus interpreted in Wilbraham's _Cheshire

    Notes and Queries, Number 33, June 15, 1850

  • CHESHIRE - Steven Hayes, one of two men accused in a home invasion and triple homicide in Cheshire, will go on trial in January, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

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  • CHESHIRE -- Peter Robak set out on a mission to add the name of a Cheshire resident who served in the Civil War to the town's Veterans 'Memorial.

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  • Certainly there was once no shortage of inns in Cheshire with strong feline associations: The Red Cat at Brimstage, two called The Cheshire Cat, one at Nantwich and one at Brinnington, The Cat and the Lion at Stretton (which is not far from Daresbury, where Lewis Carroll was born) and The Cat and Fiddle at Buxton.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • However, the Egertons of Tatton Park and Arley Hall in Cheshire did have a lion on their coat of arms, which was apparently painted on the signs outside inns traditionally associated with the family and their estate workers.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Paulo Jorge Nogueira da Silva, 46, had denied causing the deaths by dangerous driving or by careless driving on the M6 in Cheshire last October.

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  • It was her wish that half were to be placed with our father in Cheshire and half would be taken to Hong Kong to be with Ernest.

    Never Forgotten Newsletter

  • "I was hoping it would be guilty," said Ms. Lafreniere, who has lived in Cheshire for 38 years.

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  • The force has checked itself into the renowned Tantra Clinic in Cheshire, after the inappropriate actions of an overzealous senior officer caused the raids to be carried out much earlier than planned.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Where in Cheshire have you seen the Tory lamp-post signs?

    Billboards - Big waste of money or effective campaigning technique ?

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