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Lerwick

[lur-wik, ler-, ler-ik] /ˈlɜr wɪk, ˈlɛr-, ˈlɛr ɪk/
noun
1.
a city in and the administrative center of the Shetland Islands, N of Scotland.
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  • But they will return here when their business is finished in Lerwick?

    An Orkney Maid Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • They were received by the people of Lerwick in the warmest manner.

    Notable Voyagers W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
  • He touched at Lerwick both on his outward and homeward voyage.

  • Father Mendez, on reaching Lerwick, found a vessel about to sail for Leith.

  • Then, in some way or other, Peter Fae touched nearly every body in Lerwick.

    Jan Vedder's Wife

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • It is likely I may be in Lerwick next summer; I will see to that.

    Jan Vedder's Wife

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • Jan was far down the African coast when his letter came to Lerwick.

    Jan Vedder's Wife

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • I was sorry for 214 him, as was every man and woman in Lerwick.

    Jan Vedder's Wife

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • I prepared a story of about 2,000 words, and went ashore at Lerwick.

    My Attainment of the Pole Frederick A. Cook
  • All Lerwick had been anticipating the death of Karen, but when it came there was a shock.

    Prisoners of Conscience Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
British Dictionary definitions for Lerwick

Lerwick

/ˈlɜːwɪk/
noun
1.
a town in Shetland, administrative centre of the island authority of Shetland, on the island of Mainland: the most northerly town in the British Isles; knitwear, oil refining. Pop: 6830 (2001)
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