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Aylesbury

[eylz-buh-ree, -bree] /ˈeɪlz bə ri, -bri/
noun
1.
one of an English breed of white, domestic ducks.
Origin of Aylesbury
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; named after Aylesbury, England
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Historical Examples
  • The Duke of Aylesbury swung round with his hands in his pockets.

    Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
  • Were condemned by a bigoted vicar of Aylesbury, named Berry.

  • Of these, Rochester was the greatest; and he and Armourer were arrested at Aylesbury.

  • Probably this is a little earlier in date than the Aylesbury house.

    Old Country Inns of England Henry P. Maskell
  • Inspector Aylesbury did not deign to reply, or could not trust himself to do so.

    Bat Wing Sax Rohmer
  • Inspector Aylesbury took a large handkerchief from his pocket and blew his nose.

    Bat Wing Sax Rohmer
  • Inspector Aylesbury turned his prominent eyes in my direction.

    Bat Wing Sax Rohmer
  • Meanwhile, do your best to act as a buffer between Aylesbury and the women.

    Bat Wing Sax Rohmer
  • We are going to anticipate the probable movements of our blundering Aylesbury.

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  • Inspector Aylesbury cleared his throat and returned his note-book to his pocket.

    Bat Wing Sax Rohmer
British Dictionary definitions for Aylesbury

Aylesbury

/ˈeɪlzbərɪ; -brɪ/
noun
1.
a town in SE central England, administrative centre of Buckinghamshire. Pop: 69 021 (2001)
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