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[chelms-ferd, chelmz-] /ˈtʃɛlms fərd, ˈtʃɛlmz-/
a city in NE Massachusetts. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Chelmsford Chronicle of June 23rd, 1786, gives an account of her execution.

    Bygone Punishments

    William Andrews
  • At Chelmsford the sheriff of Suffolk met them, there to receive him, and to carry him into Suffolk.

  • At Chelmsford he was delivered to the sheriff of Suffolk, and by him conducted to Hadley.

  • I found that she knew many officers at Chelmsford and Colchester.

    Danger! and Other Stories Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The earliest account of the ceremony is at Chelmsford in 1556.

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe Margaret Alice Murray
  • Chelmsford is now occupied by German cavalry, cyclist and motor corps.

    The Message Alec John Dawson
  • Morris hired him from Chelmsford, and he does not know Anne, luckily for her.

    A Coin of Edward VII

    Fergus Hume
  • "This is Chelmsford, sir," he answered, with a surprise equalling my own.

    The Motor Pirate George Sidney Paternoster
  • The church at Chelmsford, England, fell; it was first built in 1424.

  • Chancellor Badew was a member of the Chelmsford knightly family of that name.

    Cambridge Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
British Dictionary definitions for Chelmsford


a city in SE England, administrative centre of Essex: electronics, retail; university (1992). Pop: 99 962 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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