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British Dictionary definitions for wrekin


  1. the Wrekin an isolated hill in the English Midlands in Telford and Wrekin unitary authority, Shropshire. Height: 400 m (1335 ft)
  2. 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

    William Congreve

  • Such is Wrekin in Shropshire, which some people have supposed to have been a volcano.

  • 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.