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a town in NW England, in Lancashire: designated a new town in 1962. Pop: 39 279 (2001)
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  • It was she who held in her hands the fate of skelmersdale and of Frank Wentworth.

    The Perpetual Curate Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • He could not fly from his work because he lost skelmersdale; and how was he to bear it?

    The Perpetual Curate Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • They have the living of skelmersdale, I know; and I remember now that their nephew was to have had it.

    The Perpetual Curate Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • "Frank might as well tell us he would not have skelmersdale," she said.

    The Perpetual Curate Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • "skelmersdale," said I to myself at the sight of it, and went in.

  • So, unpropitiously, my acquaintance with Mr. skelmersdale began.

  • And that is the tale of Mr. skelmersdale in Fairyland just as he told it to me.

  • Suppose after all that ending with Mrs. skelmersdale was simply a beginning.

  • Recoiling from this, he was at once resumed by Mrs. skelmersdale.

  • This was how he had been left out of active things, a prey to distractions, excitements, idle temptations—and Mrs. skelmersdale.

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