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a town in N Wales, in Wrexham county borough: seat of the Roman Catholic bishopric of Wales (except the former Glamorganshire); formerly noted for coal-mining. Pop: 42 576 (2001)
a county borough in NE Wales, created in 1996 from part of Clwyd. Pop: 129 700 (2003 est). Area: 500 sq km (193 sq miles)
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  • He said that neither he nor the clergyman were natives of wrexham.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • It was in his twenty-second year that he entered wrexham Academy.

    Christmas Evans Paxton Hood
  • I crossed a bridge, for there is a bridge and a stream too at wrexham.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • Leaving the woman I put on my best speed and in about half an hour reached wrexham.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • From Ruabon to wrexham tram-lines run by the side of the road, but they do not cause much inconvenience, and the road is good.

  • I was much diverted with this Welsh derivation of wrexham, which I did not attempt to controvert.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • I was subsequently told that all the people of wrexham are fond of good ale.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • Twenty years ago there were several persons living in the neighbourhood who remembered that it stood in the parish of wrexham.

  • I must be this evening at wrexham, but I shall be here again to-morrow, as early as possible.

    Willing to Die Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Her father trusts her to go to wrexham and buy the carriage horses, for he is no judge of the festive gee now, he says.

    The Celebrity at Home Violet Hunt

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