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or Carnarvonshire

[kahr-nahr-vuh n-sheer, -sher] /kɑrˈnɑr vənˌʃɪər, -ʃər/
a historic county in Gwynedd, in NW Wales.
Also called Caernarvon, Carnarvon.


[kahr-nahr-vuh n] /kɑrˈnɑr vən/
Also, Carnarvonshire
[kahr-nahr-vuh n-sheer, -sher] /kɑrˈnɑr vənˌʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA)
. Caernarvonshire. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He spent several years in carnarvonshire, and he had a brother, the Revd.

    Welsh Folk-Lore Elias Owen
  • He wandered about Denbighshire, Merionethshire, and carnarvonshire.

    Curiosities of Impecuniosity H. G. Somerville
  • It is a long leap from carnarvonshire to Lapland, where this story is told with no great variation.

    The Science of Fairy Tales Edwin Sidney Hartland
  • Over 80 is the percentage in carnarvonshire, as against over 90 for Anglesey.

  • I heard the following tale, I believe in carnarvonshire, but I have no notes of it, and write from memory.

    Welsh Folk-Lore Elias Owen
  • An old woman, credited to be a witch, lived on the p. 231confines of the hills in a small hut in south carnarvonshire.

    Welsh Folk-Lore Elias Owen
  • The second is Lloydia serotina,—a small bulbous plant with white flowers, which is found on the hills of carnarvonshire, in Wales.

    The Story of the Hills H. N. Hutchinson
  • Thereupon, sweetly reasonable, Mrs. Rolfe made known that it was time to fetch her baby and return to carnarvonshire.

    The Whirlpool George Gissing
  • He would have left carnarvonshire sooner, had he not been detained by want of money.

    The Real Shelley, Vol. II (of 2) John Cordy Jeaffreson
  • It appears to have been first preached in a small dell among the mountains of carnarvonshire.

    Christmas Evans Paxton Hood
British Dictionary definitions for carnarvonshire


/kɑːˈnɑːvənˌʃɪə; -ʃə/
(until 1974) a county of NW Wales, now part of Gwynedd


a variant spelling of Caernarfon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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