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Cheshire County Jail in Keene, N.H., looks more like a small college campus or a tech start-up than a house of detention.
Phone services at Cheshire are also outsourced to private companies.
Cheshire is supposed to be a “short-term” facility, with 60 percent of its prisoners awaiting trial.
But at Cheshire, prisoners rarely, if ever, leave their pod.
Cheshire is less interested in the literal, chromosomal answer than the figurative one.This Week’s Hot Reads: Dec. 2, 2013
Mythili Rao and Thomas Flynn, Mythili Rao, Thomas Flynn
December 2, 2013
Regimental exercises filled weekends in Cheshire or the West Riding.With Manchesters in the East
Gerald B. Hurst
The grasshopper is banished to the garden and the Cheshire Cat smiles all over her face.Lotus Buds
We next reached Harecastle, in Cheshire, where we landed for lunch.Through Canal-Land in a Canadian Canoe
The greater part of the gentlemen of Cheshire fell on that day.Henry of Monmouth, Volume 1
J. Endell Tyler
Well, man, why are you standing there, grinning like a Cheshire cat.Reels and Spindles
- a former administrative county of NW England; administered since 2009 by the unitary authorities of Cheshire West and Chester, and Cheshire East: low-lying and undulating, bordering on the Pennines in the east; mainly agricultural: the geographic and ceremonial county includes Warrington and Halton, which became independent unitary authorities in 1998. Area 2077 sq km (802 sq miles)Abbreviation: Ches
- Group Captain (Geoffrey) Leonard . 1917–92, British philanthropist: awarded the Victoria Cross in World War II; founded the Leonard Cheshire Foundation Homes for the Disabled: married Sue, Baroness Ryder
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Word Origin and History for cheshire
I made a pun the other day, and palmed it upon Holcroft, who grinned like a Cheshire cat. (Why do cats grin in Cheshire?--Because it was once a county palatine, and the cats cannot help laughing whenever they think of it, though I see no great joke in it.) I said that Holcroft, on being asked who were the best dramatic writers of the day, replied, "HOOK AND I." Mr Hook is author of several pieces, Tekeli, &c. You know what hooks and eyes are, don't you? They are what little boys do up their breeches with. [Charles Lamb, letter to Thomas Manning, Feb. 26, 1808]
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