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Caernarvonshire

or Car·nar·von·shire

[kahr-nahr-vuh n-sheer, -sher]
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noun
  1. a historic county in Gwynedd, in NW Wales.
Also called Caernarvon, Carnarvon.

Carnarvon

[kahr-nahr-vuh n]
noun
  1. Caernarvon.
  2. Also Car·nar·von·shire [kahr-nahr-vuh n-sheer, -sher] /kɑrˈnɑr vənˌʃɪər, -ʃər/. Caernarvonshire.
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Examples from the Web for carnarvonshire

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for carnarvonshire

Caernarvonshire

noun
  1. (until 1974) a county of NW Wales, now part of Gwynedd

Carnarvon

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Caernarfon
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