Definitions

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

  • A borough of west-central England west-northwest of Birmingham. It is an industrial center in a coal-mining region. Population: 40,400.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. a new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and the ceremonial county of Shropshire, England.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Designating, or pert. to, a road pavement having a surface of small stone rolled hard and smooth, distinguished from macadam road by its firm foundation of large stones with fragments of stone wedged tightly, in the interstices

Etymologies

Named after Thomas Telford, a famous civil engineer. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • DPS board member Tyrone Winfrey said he is "totally upset" with what he calls Telford's "tasteless comments."

    detnews.com - Nation-World

  • At the Mind Body Spirit Fair, held in Telford last autumn, you could consult a clairvoyant, purchase psychic healing, or stock up on healing crystals.

    RNB Roundup: Wicca, Religion Stylebook, Scientology, David Attenborough and moreā€¦

  • Environmental campaigners who had dressed as penguins today defied a ban on handing out leaflets without permission in Telford Town Park.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Liberal England: Authorities swoop on rogue penguins in Telford park. comment-link {margin-left:. 6em;}

    Authorities swoop on rogue penguins in Telford park

  • Council staff on the lookout for paedophiles have been ordered to stop and quiz any adults found walking in Telford Town Park without a child, it was revealed today.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Authorities swoop on rogue penguins in Telford park

    Authorities swoop on rogue penguins in Telford park

  • The story about single people being stopped and asked why they are in Telford Central Park has not made the national press yet.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Readers might recall this time last year ... when the little known education minister Derek Twigg was booed and jeered (Patricia Hewitt-style) at the same event in Telford after a particularly boring and ill thought out speech.

    It's not fair, Tompkins

  • Mr Hart's comments reinforced a theme at this year's conference, being held in Telford, Shropshire, attributing worsening pupil behaviour to poor parenting.

    Archive 2005-05-01

  • The Shropshire Star reports that a panther has been sighted in Telford.

    Archive 2008-03-01

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