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[roch-deyl] /ˈrɒtʃˌdeɪl/
a borough of Greater Manchester, in N England: site of one of the earliest cooperative societies 1844. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Rochdale town, with its church tower and stacks of tall chimneys, had disappeared in the distance.

    Lancashire Sketches Edwin Waugh
  • Outside the mill Rochdale offered opportunities which he readily took.

    Victorian Worthies George Henry Blore
  • Not far from Rochdale is a spot named "Kildanes," near Bamford.

  • As he was so often absent, the business at Rochdale had to be entrusted to his brother.

    Victorian Worthies George Henry Blore
  • Before my journey to Rochdale, you shall have due notice where to address me—I believe at the post-office of that township.

  • Tom is a schoolmaster in Rochdale, and he and Will help to support their mother.

    Lizzie Leigh Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The Grangers claim to have now hundreds of co-operative stores, upon the Rochdale plan, in successful operation.

    Black and White Timothy Thomas Fortune
  • The Manchester, Rochdale, and Burnley sites are too far from the seashore.

  • He would have liked to see Lancashire again, particularly Rochdale, his own town.

    Mushroom Town Oliver Onions
  • At first engaged in a Rochdale bank, in 1824 he became a medical student at Edinburgh University.

British Dictionary definitions for Rochdale


a town in NW England, in Rochdale unitary authority, Greater Manchester: former centre of the textile industry. Pop: 95 769 (2001)
a unitary authority in NW England, in Greater Manchester. Pop: 206 600 (2003 est). Area: 159 sq km (61 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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