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Kirkby1

/ˈkɜːbɪ/
noun
1.
a town in NW England, in Knowsley unitary authority, Merseyside. Pop: 40 006 (2001)

Kirkby2

/kɜːkbɪ/
noun
1.
Dame Emma. born 1949, British soprano, specializing in performances of early music with period instruments
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  • She and her husband lived in kirkby Lonsdale, in Cumberland.

    Remarkable Rogues Charles Kingston
  • Mrs. kirkby lifted her eyebrows with an expression of relief.

  • Mrs. Atkinson left kirkby Lonsdale in perfect health, and looking forward with zest to her stay in London.

    Remarkable Rogues Charles Kingston
  • "Nor me; I'd a heap ruther it had got me than her," said kirkby simply.

    The Chalice Of Courage Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • So if you will be good enough to leave me instantly, Mr. kirkby, I will finish my dressing and deal with the matter.

    None Other Gods Robert Hugh Benson
  • Old kirkby had no right to the woman's secret any more than she, he must be silenced.

    The Chalice Of Courage Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • Lady Byron would obviously be more comfortable at kirkby Mallory than in a house besieged or occupied by minions of the law.

    The Love Affairs of Lord Byron Francis Henry Gribble
  • "By your own hand, out of your own mouth, you dog," thundered old kirkby.

    The Chalice Of Courage Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • Gunnar rode with eleven men to kirkby, and called Otkell out.

  • The wit of old kirkby had effected a solution of the problem.

    The Chalice Of Courage Cyrus Townsend Brady

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