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[kohl-ches-ter, -chuh-ster] /ˈkoʊlˌtʃɛs tər, -tʃə stər/
a city in NE Essex, in E England.
a town in W Vermont. Unabridged
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  • But Thrand of Colchester lives yet, being port reeve of his own town under Egil, my good friend.

    King Olaf's Kinsman Charles Whistler
  • Mrs. Beard (the captain's name was Beard) came from Colchester to see the old man.

    Youth Joseph Conrad
  • For the more effectual making of baize, in Colchester and other parts of Great Britain.

  • No wonder Mrs. Colchester wouldn't let the old man give her up.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • The stamp had been found some years previously at Colchester, a well-known and extensive Roman colonial station.

    Archaeological Essays Vol. 2 James Y. Simpson
  • Anyway, that's the answer they both made to Mrs. Colchester's question at tea-time.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • The Colchester had been a rough, flat-bottomed craft, with neither shape nor comeliness about her.

    All Adrift Oliver Optic
  • They were lunching at Colchester when these amorous chapters were reached.

    Love and Lucy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • In the alternative she ought to have hired a safe-opening expert or a burglar from Colchester.

    The Lion's Share E. Arnold Bennett
  • I found that she knew many officers at Chelmsford and Colchester.

    Danger! and Other Stories Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for Colchester


a town in E England, in NE Essex; university (1964). Pop: 104 390 (2001) Latin name Camulodunum (ˌkæmjʊləʊˈdjuːnəm; ˌkæmʊləʊˈduːnəm)
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