[dur-bee-sheer, -sher; British dahr-bi-sheer, -sher]
- a county in central England. 1060 sq. mi. (2630 sq. km).
Also called Derby.
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“Whites may as well start asserting themselves and join in fighting for the spoils,” Derbyshire said.Dreaming of a White GOP
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A visit to Derbyshire in the autumn gave me some of the setting for the story.A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume II
Mrs. Humphry Ward
The Derbyshire marbles are quarried all about, and mosaic manufacture is carried on.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
He died at the age of sixty on the 3rd August, 1792, at Cromford in Derbyshire.The Story of the Cotton Plant
The musters for Derbyshire were set down at fifteen hundred.The Reign of Mary Tudor
W. Llewelyn Williams.
In Derbyshire, too, people had talked about nothing but the war.The Orchard of Tears
- a county of N central England: contains the Peak District and several resorts with mineral springs: the geographical and ceremonial county includes the city of Derby, which became an independent unitary authority in 1997. Administrative centre: Matlock. Pop (excluding Derby city): 743 000 (2003 est). Area (excluding Derby city): 2551 sq km (985 sq miles)
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