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Swindon

[swin-duh n] /ˈswɪn dən/
noun
1.
a town and unitary authority in Wiltshire, in S England.
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  • Mr. Swindon at this side; Mr. Nipkin's name comes underneath.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • Rugby and Swindon have quadrupled their population in the same time.

    Lives of the Engineers Samuel Smiles
  • He went to Chippenham and Swindon, and then by the train to Loring.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton

    Anthony Trollope
  • He had come by Birmingham and Gloucester, and thence to Swindon.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton

    Anthony Trollope
  • There are many young ladies in the refreshment-bar at Swindon.

    The Mark Of Cain Andrew Lang
  • After the coffee she felt less sick and from Swindon to London she was able to get some sleep.

    Lady Lilith

    Stephen McKenna
  • We lunch at Swindon, and I see that we shall be there in twenty minutes.

  • And Swindon and I have heard the most awful raps—like the postman.

  • Pasture richer, perhaps, than that about Swindon in the North of Wiltshire.

    Rural Rides William Cobbett
British Dictionary definitions for Swindon

Swindon

/ˈswɪndən/
noun
1.
a town in S England, in NE Wiltshire: railway workshops, high technology. Pop: 155 432 (2001)
2.
a unitary authority in S England, in Wiltshire. Pop: 181 200 (2003 est). Area: 230 sq km (89 sq miles)
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