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[dur-bee-sheer, -sher; British dahr-bi-sheer, -sher] /ˈdɜr biˌʃɪər, -ʃər; British ˈdɑr bɪˌʃɪər, -ʃər/
a county in central England. 1060 sq. mi. (2630 sq. km).
Also called Derby. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • You need not look at the cup and saucer before you, Mr. Catley; those came from Derbyshire.

    Loss and Gain John Henry Newman
  • My father told me one day about two caves he went into in Derbyshire.

    Crown and Sceptre George Manville Fenn
  • A militia regiment, the 4th Derbyshire, had been sent up to occupy this post.

    The Great Boer War Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He died at the age of sixty on the 3rd August, 1792, at Cromford in Derbyshire.

    The Story of the Cotton Plant Frederick Wilkinson
  • A tour in Derbyshire, in the year 1622, was indeed no light matter.

    Old Roads and New Roads William Bodham Donne
  • I am for all the world like the famous dripping well in Derbyshire.

    The Disowned, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The sun was dying in red embers over the Derbyshire hills as we pedalled along.

    Plum Pudding Christopher Morley
British Dictionary definitions for Derbyshire


/ˈdɑːbɪˌʃɪə; -ʃə/
a county of N central England: contains the Peak District and several resorts with mineral springs: the geographical and ceremonial county includes the city of Derby, which became an independent unitary authority in 1997. Administrative centre: Matlock. Pop (excluding Derby city): 743 000 (2003 est). Area (excluding Derby city): 2551 sq km (985 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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