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Bridgwater

/ˈbrɪdʒˌwɔːtə/
noun
1.
a town in SW England, in central Somerset. Pop: 36 563 (2001)
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  • Though the name, bridgwater, hardly savours of antiquity it really conceals quite a venerable origin.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • Albemarle read the subscription, "To my good friend W., at bridgwater."

    Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
  • Now that was true, for Guthrum's great following had suddenly swept down towards bridgwater, and that could not be left.

    King Alfred's Viking Charles W. Whistler
  • "It is a miracle you remained in bridgwater," said Richard as they rode.

    Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
  • When he was first employed by the Duke of bridgwater he was paid only half a crown a day.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • Some of the Taunton men in the army rode from bridgwater to see their friends.

    For Faith and Freedom Walter Besant
  • bridgwater had fallen quiet by now; the army was gone and townsfolk were in their beds.

    Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
  • bridgwater, a seaport of more than 15,000 inhabitants, on the tidal part of the Parrett.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • Wulfhere and I looked out towards bridgwater town, now seeming under the very hills, in the last sunlight.

    A Thane of Wessex Charles W. Whistler
  • It looked on all the windings of Parret river, and there would I soon know if landing was to be made for attack on bridgwater.

    A Thane of Wessex Charles W. Whistler

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