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Oakham

/ˈəʊkəm/
noun
1.
a market town in E central England, the administrative centre of Rutland. Pop: 9620 (2001)
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  • Clarice thankfully conjectured that they would return to oakham.

    A Forgotten Hero Emily Sarah Holt
  • "Mr. oakham saw him this morning before coming over," said Sir Henry.

    The Shrieking Pit Arthur J. Rees
  • The inn at which Hal now refreshed himself, in oakham, was not of the large or celebrated ones.

    A Gentleman Player Robert Neilson Stephens
  • "Perhaps you will come to my sitting-room," said Colwyn to Mr. oakham.

    The Shrieking Pit Arthur J. Rees
  • When Mr. oakham and Colwyn had filled in their forms the entrance gaoler took them and pulled a rope.

    The Shrieking Pit Arthur J. Rees
  • Struggling desperately for self-control Penreath turned to Mr. oakham.

    The Shrieking Pit Arthur J. Rees
  • "If it does not inconvenience you," replied Mr. oakham politely.

    The Shrieking Pit Arthur J. Rees
  • "I should like to go also, but an engagement prevents me," said Mr. oakham.

    The Shrieking Pit Arthur J. Rees
  • In 1610 the Rutland magistrates at oakham decreed that an ordinary labourer was to have 6d.

  • For never to return to oakham meant never to see Heliet again.

    A Forgotten Hero Emily Sarah Holt

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