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[nawr-thuhm-ber-luh nd] /nɔrˈθʌm bər lənd/
a county in NE England. 1943 sq. mi. (5030 sq. km). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I found them far more difficult to instruct in bombing than the Northumberland miners.

    Q.6.a and Other places Francis Buckley
  • In 1762 the Northumberland was engaged in the recapture of Newfoundland.

    Captain Cook W.H.G. Kingston
  • He could imagine the dismalness of Hampton, when contrasted with the brightness of Northumberland.

    In Her Own Right John Reed Scott
  • In fact, the Duke of Northumberland resides in it, when he is in town, to this day.

    Rollo in London Jacob Abbott
  • Northumberland, Raleigh's fellow-prisoner, after fifteen years' captivity, was released this year.

    Bacon Richard William Church
  • Herry Percy sone of the erle of Northumberland; the whiche Sr.

  • She had asked whether she should imitate Northumberland and nominate the members of the House of Commons.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor W. Llewelyn Williams.
  • I forgot, for the instant, that Northumberland is a rapid town.

    In Her Own Right John Reed Scott
British Dictionary definitions for Northumberland


the northernmost county of England, on the North Sea; became a unitary authority in 2009: hilly in the north (the Cheviots) and west (the Pennines), with many Roman remains, notably Hadrian's Wall; shipbuilding, coal mining. Administrative centre: Morpeth. Pop: 310 600 (2007 est). Area: 5032 sq km (1943 sq miles) Northd


1st Duke of, title of John Dudley. 1502–53, English statesman and soldier, who governed England (1549–53) during the minority of Edward VI. His attempt (1553) to gain the throne for his daughter-in-law, Lady Jane Grey, led to his execution
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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