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[tooks-ber-ee, -buh-ree, -bree, tyooks-] /ˈtuksˌbɛr i, -bə ri, -bri, ˈtyuks-/
a town in N Gloucestershire, in W England: final defeat of the Lancastrians in the Wars of the Roses 1471. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Delecresse had fallen into the open cess-pool of Tewkesbury Castle.

    Earl Hubert's Daughter Emily Sarah Holt
  • Alianora died June 30, 1337, and was buried in Tewkesbury Abbey.

    In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt
  • When Madam went to church, therefore, she drove two miles to Tewkesbury.

    The Maidens' Lodge Emily Sarah Holt
  • The result of the battle of Tewkesbury is a matter of history.

    The Manor House School Angela Brazil
  • They say that like goes to like, and it is reported that the Duke of Tewkesbury is as good as ruined.

    That Fortune Charles Dudley Warner
  • Tewkesbury is in the western part of England, near the frontiers of Wales.

    Richard III Jacob Abbott
  • She fled to the church in Tewkesbury, and took refuge there.

    Richard III Jacob Abbott
  • We crossed the Severn at Tewkesbury but did not enter the town.

    In Unfamiliar England Thomas Dowler Murphy
  • He constituted Peter of Tewkesbury his Vicar, and made his last confession to him.

    The Grey Friars in Oxford Andrew G. Little
British Dictionary definitions for Tewkesbury


/ˈtjuːksbərɪ; -brɪ/
a town in W England, in N Gloucestershire at the confluence of the Rivers Severn and Avon: scene of a decisive battle (1471) of the Wars of the Roses in which the Yorkists defeated the Lancastrians; 12th-century abbey. Pop: 9978 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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