- the Wrekin an isolated hill in the English Midlands in Telford and Wrekin unitary authority, Shropshire. Height: 400 m (1335 ft)
- round the Wrekin or all round the Wrekin Midland English dialect the long way roundhe went all round the Wrekin instead of explaining clearly
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You could intreat to be remembered then to your friends round the Wrekin.The Way of the World
Such is Wrekin in Shropshire, which some people have supposed to have been a volcano.Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4)
Probably it was built as a precaution that the extremely strong position of the Wrekin should not be occupied by the enemy.'
Owing to an isolated situation, the Wrekin commands a better all-round view than some of his loftier compeers.
Its own mountain is the Wrekin, a solitary height a few miles to the east of Shrewsbury.From Gretna Green to Land's End
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