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[suhs-iks] /ˈsʌs ɪks/
a former county in SE England: divided into East Sussex and West Sussex.
one of an English breed of red beef cattle.
one of an English breed of chickens, raised chiefly for marketing as roasters.
a kingdom of the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy in SE England. Unabridged
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  • The most noted is the clergy-house at Alfriston, Sussex, which has been carefully preserved.

    English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
  • His ancestors had long been large landed proprietors in Sussex.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • So we rattled through Surrey and across the border into Sussex.

    Monday or Tuesday Virginia Woolf
  • If you are down in Sussex and I chance to be there I should be glad to have you play an eighteen with me.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • But in 1540 he wrested it from him, and regranted it to Robert, Earl of Sussex.

    Hampstead and Marylebone Geraldine Edith Mitton
  • We tried to clear away the stones; but they must have piled all the rocks in Sussex on top of us.

    The O'Ruddy Stephen Crane
British Dictionary definitions for Sussex


(until 1974) a county of SE England, now divided into the separate counties of East Sussex and West Sussex
(in Anglo-Saxon England) the kingdom of the South Saxons, which became a shire of the kingdom of Wessex in the early 9th century a.d
a breed of red beef cattle originally from Sussex
a heavy and long-established breed of domestic fowl used principally as a table bird
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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