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Macclesfield

/ˈmækəlzˌfiːld/
noun
1.
a market town in NW England, in Cheshire: former centre of the silk industry; pharmaceuticals, services. Pop: 50 688 (2001)
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  • The pure administration of justice dates from the deposition of macclesfield.

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • It was built about 1681, and was called after Gerard, Earl of macclesfield.

    The Strand District Sir Walter Besant
  • In 1880 it was disfranchised for bribery, and in 1885 the borough was merged in the county division of macclesfield.

  • It was the 6th April ere she passed the macclesfield Bank in latitude 16.

    Sea Stories Various
  • On the 21st December 1805, a bag of letters for Stockport was stolen out of the mail-box while the coach was in macclesfield.

    The Royal Mail James Wilson Hyde
  • Drawings were made from them, which you may see in the Free Library of macclesfield.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • The establishment of silk factories on the river Bollen brought macclesfield into notice in the beginning of this century.

    Rides on Railways Samuel Sidney
  • There was also an iron strait-jacket at macclesfield for drunkards and lunatics.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • Lancashire was long distinguished for its manufacture of silk, though it never acquired the importance held by macclesfield.

    Lancashire Leo H. (Leo Hartley) Grindon
  • macclesfield, you will remember, was a borough in very early times.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey

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