from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as shire-ground.


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  • He first tried his hand at the reorganisation of the "Middle Country," making it "shire-land," introducing the English law and administrative system; the same policy was put in force in Cardigan and Carmarthen, which formed one shire with a Shiremoot and the usual institutions of an English county.

    Mediæval Wales Chiefly in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries: Six Popular Lectures

  • Henry had steadily rejected was adopted by the same Lord Deputy, and when the country of the O'Connors was assigned to English settlers and made shire-land under the names of King's and Queen's Counties in honour of Philip and Mary.

    History of the English People Volume 4 (of 8)

  • Under the Saxon kings a man might, it is true, hunt in his own grounds, but that was a privilege that could benefit few but thegns; and over cultivated ground or shire-land there was not the same sport to be found as in the vast wastes called forest-land, and which mainly belonged to the kings.

    Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings — Volume 12


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