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East Anglia

an early English kingdom in SE Britain: modern Norfolk and Suffolk.
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East Anglian, adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • The east anglian thanes had a way of singing together which was new to me and pleased me well.

    A King's Comrade Charles Whistler
  • Really the superintendent was easily drawn, for an east anglian countryman.

    The Shrieking Pit Arthur J. Rees
  • The parent stock of the Dutch gave off many a swarm wherewith to people the east anglian shores.

  • Herring are, as our east anglian fishermen say, “ondependable” in their travels.

  • Compared to that east anglian nectar all other nectars were “swipes.”

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • The dialect of the village was, I need not add, east anglian.

    East Anglia J. Ewing Ritchie
  • The ‘o,’ as in ‘bowls,’ it is specially difficult for an east anglian to pronounce.

    East Anglia J. Ewing Ritchie
  • Presently, however, I heard an east anglian name that was dear to me.

    King Olaf's Kinsman Charles Whistler
  • The east anglian earl had elected to have the festivities arranged according to Saxon fashions.

    The Siege of Norwich Castle Matilda Maria Blake
  • Dunwich ceased to have a bishop, and Elmham, though the succession there was broken, became the only east anglian see.

British Dictionary definitions for east anglian

East Anglian

of or relating to East Anglia or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of East Anglia

East Anglia

a region of E England south of the Wash: consists of Norfolk and Suffolk, and parts of Essex and Cambridgeshire
an Anglo-Saxon kingdom that consisted of Norfolk and Suffolk in the 6th century ad; became a dependency of Mercia in the 8th century
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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