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  • n. Plural form of Devonian.


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  • There are English counties where it would perhaps be said of such a woman that she was one in a thousand; but the Devonians are a comely race.

    Afoot in England

  • If many Devonians believe Reid's actions to be among the most defiantly heroic in their locale since Sir Francis Drake insisted on completing his game of bowls on the Hoe before seeing off the Spanish Armada, others are amazed that the rough-tongued star of BBC's 1998 documentary series Premier Passions is proving to be such a diamond.

    Peter Reid lends a hand as Pilgrims continue to regress

  • They use synthetic corks on wines that are not designed for aging -- Tony's Red, probably the Devonians.

    A Trip to Anthony Road Wine Company

  • It's not that Cornish people don't like Devonians or vice versa, it's just that both have their own culture.

    Cornwall-Devon boundary may change

  • The stubborn survival of the Nymet names suggests a remarkable propensity for the old beliefs among generations of free-thinking Devonians.


  • This represents fishermen from all over England and is led by two Devonians, Dave Pessell and John Butterwith who runs the North Devon Fishermen's Association.

    In the national interest

  • Princetown, and excite in the hearts of the Devonians of these parts a strong affection for the Dartmoor prison.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • Devonians must have felt some grudging at such an act.

    The Cornwall Coast

  • St. Agnes in connection with Wesley, which proves how rapidly folk-lore may spring up; it is even more remarkable, because more modern, than the manner in which Devonians have associated mythology with the name of Francis Drake.

    The Cornwall Coast

  • Possibly his actual phraseology would not prove all it might be, but the Devonians were not likely to be much the wiser.

    Antony Gray,—Gardener


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