Eyre lake

Eyre

[air]
noun
a shallow salt lake in S South Australia. 3430 sq. mi. (8885 sq. km).
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eyre (ɛə)
 
n
1.  any of the circuit courts held in each shire from 1176 until the late 13th century
2.  justices in eyre the justices travelling on circuit and presiding over such courts
 
[C13: from Old French erre journey, from errer to travel, from Latin errāre to wander]

Eyre1 (ɛə)
 
n
Lake Eyre a shallow salt lake or salt flat in NE central South Australia, about 11 m (35 ft) below sea level, divided into two areas (North and South); it usually contains little or no water. Maximum area: 9600 sq km (3700 sq miles)
 
[C19: named after Edward John Eyre (1815--1901), British explorer and colonial administrator]

Eyre2 (ɛə)
 
n
1.  Edward John. 1815--1901, British explorer and colonial administrator. He was governor of Jamaica (1864--66) until his authorization of 400 executions to suppress an uprising led to his recall
2.  Sir Richard. born 1943, British theatre director: director of the Royal National Theatre (1988--97)

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