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[lawng-ferd, long-] /ˈlɔŋ fərd, ˈlɒŋ-/
a county in Leinster, in the N Republic of Ireland. 403 sq. mi. (1044 sq. km). County seat: Longford. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Longford was a county in 1377, but was not maintained as shire ground.

  • She looked at me, and suddenly and abruptly said, "Your name is Longford."

  • Longford Castle, the seat of the Earl of Radnor, is just over a mile to the south.

    Wanderings in Wessex Edric Holmes
  • Longford, the exact locality of the others, further than that they were found in Ireland, is not known.

  • All hands being again united, the cavalcade rose the hill, and were presently on the Longford and Aldenbury turnpike.

    Ask Momma R. S. Surtees
  • Mr. Longford was advised of his son's guilt, and the affair was compromised by his paying the amount purloined.

    An Old Sailor's Yarns Nathaniel Ames
  • In a drunken quarrel at the gaming-table, knives were drawn, and Longford stabbed his antagonist-to the heart.

    An Old Sailor's Yarns Nathaniel Ames
  • The most important area appears north of the town of Longford, and extends thence to the coast of Down.

British Dictionary definitions for Longford


a county of N Republic of Ireland, in Leinster province. County town: Longford. Pop: 31 068 (2002). Area: 1043 sq km (403 sq miles)
a town in N Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Longford. Pop: 7557 (2002)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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