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

  • A borough of northwest England near the Scottish border. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in Carlisle's 11th-century castle from May to July 1568. Population: 71,700.

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  • proper n. A city in north-western England, the county town of Cumbria and formerly of Cumberland.
  • proper n. A habitational surname.


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  • CARLISLE: A woman was taken to hospital after a two-car crash in London Road, Carlisle, yesterday.

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  • CARLISLE: Long-serving Labour councillor Mary Styth has been elected as mayor of Carlisle for 2010-11.

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  • A CARLISLE dad is planning a 450-mile trek from Carlisle to a rehabilitation centre in Surrey to raise cash for three charities that help former soldiers.

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  • CARLISLE - Two cases of whooping cough have been reported in Carlisle schools, according to the superintendent. - News

  • CARLISLE - A 12-year-old boy was struck by a car at roughly 7: 16 a.m. today, March 11, at the intersection of Jamaica Road and Fairview Drive in front of Chamberlain Middle School, according to Carlisle police. - News

  • CARLISLE - Some business owners and citizens from Carlisle remain outraged over having to pay license fees and taxes to Boaz and plan to talk to a lawyer to discuss incorporating the community.

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  • CARLISLE: Police were called to a house in Carlisle yesterday following the sudden death of a woman.

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  • CARLISLE - For the second time since October, the mayor of Carlisle is facing legal issues. - News

  • CARLISLE - A group of citizens from the Carlisle area are moving ahead with plans to incorporate as a town in an effort to keep their tax dollars in the community instead of paying Boaz.

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  • CARLISLE: A car stolen from Carlisle was later found burnt out in a village outside the city.

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