|an inland county of central England: the smallest of the historical English counties, it became part of Leicestershire in 1974 but was reinstated as an independent unitary authority in 1997: mainly agricultural. Administrative centre: Oakham. Pop: 35 700 (2003 est). Area: 394 sq km (152 sq miles)|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
county, western Vermont, U.S. It is bounded by New York state (the border formed in part by Lake Champlain and the Poultney River) and the Taconic Mountains to the west and by the Green Mountains to the east. The county is bisected north-south by Otter Creek, the longest stream in Vermont. Additional streams are the Castleton, Mill, Hubbardton, Mettawee, Clarendon, and Cold rivers. Other waterways are the Chittenden Reservoir and Lakes Bomoseen, St. Catherine, and Hortonia. Recreational areas include Green Mountain National Forest and the Killington and Pico ski resorts. State parks are located at Gifford Woods, Half Moon Pond, and Lakes Bomoseen and St. Catherine. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail follows the crest line of the Green Mountains. County timberland comprises maple, white pine, red oak, ash, and birch.
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