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West Riding

[rahy-ding] /ˈraɪ dɪŋ/
a former administrative division of Yorkshire, England. Unabridged
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  • Consumption and intemperance, the curses of our island and our climate, are found not the less in the west-riding of Yorkshire.

    The Bront Family, Vol. 2 of 2 Francis A. Leyland
  • The west-riding police, on their institution, put an end to these disagraceful proceedings.

    The Bront Family, Vol. 1 of 2 Francis A. Leyland
  • Gisborne, or Gisburne, is a market town in the west-riding of Yorkshire, on the borders of Lancashire.

    The Ballads and Songs of Yorkshire C. J. Davison Ingledew
British Dictionary definitions for west-riding

West Riding

(until 1974) an administrative division of Yorkshire, now part of West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Cumbria, and Lancashire
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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