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West Country

noun
1.
the West Country, the southwest of England, esp Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset
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  • It is well known in the west country, but the old words are trash.

  • I belong to a west country regiment, and all my friends are in the South.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke
  • But here is a dog of mine, whom nobody in all the west country will keep for me.

    Granny's Wonderful Chair Frances Browne
  • Like many of the west country Highlanders he was something of a scholar.

    A Daughter of Raasay William MacLeod Raine
  • The victims were two gentlemen who had been touring in the west country by motor.

    The Motor Pirate George Sidney Paternoster
  • I am of the west country myself—one of these days you will let me shew it you.

    The Belovd Vagabond William J. Locke
  • He was a west country fellow, tew, and he might have been tamperin with em.

    Pictures of Southern Life William Howard Russell
  • So why should the likeliest lass in all the west country say nay?

    Katerfelto G. J. Whyte-Melville
  • And here is a good story related to me by a west country vicar.

    Thomas Hardy's Dorset Robert Thurston Hopkins
  • And it seems you are equipped for a hunt in Nor'west country as well.

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