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a market town in NW England, in Cumbria. Pop: 14 471 (2001)
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  • Later on, he lived at penrith with a sister, who kept an inn there.

    Wrestling and Wrestlers: Jacob Robinson
  • Then Sir Harry will go over and see you to-morrow at penrith.

  • Sir Walter Scott, on all occasions when he visited penrith, repaired to the churchyard to view these remains.

    Rides on Railways Samuel Sidney
  • We reached penrith as the grey of dawn had overspread the sky.

  • Sir Harry was not surprised and hardly disappointed when he was told that he was to go to penrith to see his cousin.

  • Thence they were driven to Euston to catch the nine-o'clock train to penrith.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • penrith looks as a child's toy village; and Windsor and Richmond, far away, are but indistinct white dots.

    Australian Pictures Howard Willoughby
  • "It will tax our wits to get you out of penrith," said Crispin.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • In the year 1809, Nicholson, then twenty-three or twenty-four years old, attended some sports or merry-making at penrith.

    Wrestling and Wrestlers: Jacob Robinson
  • He accordingly suffered death at penrith on 28th October 1746.

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