[dur-uh m, duhr-]
- a county in NE England. 940 sq. mi. (2435 sq. km).
- a city in this county.
- a city in N North Carolina.
- a town in SE New Hampshire.
- Animal Husbandry. Shorthorn.
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Another encounter with apparent racism came when she finished at the very top of her class at Durham high school.For Next AG, Obama Picks a Quiet Fighter With a Heavy Punch
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J.D. Greear leads The Summit Church down the road from me in Durham, North Carolina.Did the Southern Baptist ‘Conservative Resurgence’ Fail?
June 1, 2014
Durham Academy wins the award for having the absolute coolest head and assistant head of school ever.Movie Title Break-Up, Star Wars on the Slopes, and More Viral Videos
February 15, 2014
But more than 70 people were arrested Monday at the capital, including Jeanette Ford, who had come from Durham to join the effort.Escaping Arrest at the Raleigh Rallies
July 23, 2013
Wood was born in northern England in 1965 the son of a professor of zoology at Durham University who is also a priest.James Wood Gets Personal
December 21, 2012
The boy was educated at a school in Durham, and at the University of Edinburgh.Heroes of the Telegraph
At Durham they were hospitably entertained in the absence of the Bishop.Two Penniless Princesses
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The present Durham Cathedral was begun in 1093, with the castle alongside.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
While he endured their insolence at Ripon I fell on them at Durham.Browning's England
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Jobling was tried at Durham Assizes, and condemned to be hanged and gibbeted.Bygone Punishments
- a former administrative county of NE England; became a unitary authority in 2009; on the North Sea: rises to the N Pennines in the west: the geographical and ceremonial county includes the unitary authorities of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees (both part of Cleveland until 1996) and Darlington (created in 1997). Administrative centre: Durham. Pop (of Durham unitary authority): 494 200 (2003 est). Area (of Durham unitary authoritiy): 2434 sq km (940 sq miles)Abbreviation: Dur.
- a city in NE England, administrative centre of Co Durham, on the River Wear: Norman cathedral; 11th-century castle (founded by William the Conqueror), now occupied by the University of Durham (1832). Pop: 42 939 (2001)
- a rare variety of shorthorn cattleSee shorthorn
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