from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sheriffship.


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  • Hugh Beringar was one man, of independent mind and a strong attachment to justice, but the officers of the sheriffry of Shropshire were a very different matter, looking for their lead rather to Gilbert Prestcote, understandably enough, since Prestcote was King Stephen's official representative in these parts; and Prestcote's justice would be sharper, shorter-sighted, content with a brisk and tidy ending.

    Monk's Hood


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