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Lerwick

[lur-wik, ler-, ler-ik] /ˈlɜr wɪk, ˈlɛr-, ˈlɛr ɪk/
noun
1.
a city in and the administrative center of the Shetland Islands, N of Scotland.
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  • They were taxiing across the little harbor of Lerwick, Shetland Islands, when a messenger from the bank waved a yellow paper.

  • He touched at Lerwick both on his outward and homeward voyage.

  • The next morning, in the cold white light of the early dawn, David left Lerwick.

    Prisoners of Conscience Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • Father Mendez, on reaching Lerwick, found a vessel about to sail for Leith.

  • Have you decided to go back to Scotland with your friends at Lerwick?

    The Two Destinies Wilkie Collins
  • Then, in some way or other, Peter Fae touched nearly every body in Lerwick.

    Jan Vedder's Wife Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • They were the two rich men of Lerwick, and they were jealous and distrustful of each other.

    Jan Vedder's Wife Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • Jan was far down the African coast when his letter came to Lerwick.

    Jan Vedder's Wife Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • She had always held herself a little apart from the Lerwick women.

    Jan Vedder's Wife Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • All Lerwick had been anticipating the death of Karen, but when it came there was a shock.

    Prisoners of Conscience Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
British Dictionary definitions for Lerwick

Lerwick

/ˈlɜːwɪk/
noun
1.
a town in Shetland, administrative centre of the island authority of Shetland, on the island of Mainland: the most northerly town in the British Isles; knitwear, oil refining. Pop: 6830 (2001)
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