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Caernarvonshire

or Car·nar·von·shire

[kahr-nahr-vuh n-sheer, -sher]
noun
  1. a historic county in Gwynedd, in NW Wales.
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Also called Caernarvon, Carnarvon.
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Historical Examples of caernarvonshire

  • He found the Baptist people at Lëyn, in Caernarvonshire, few and feeble.

    Sermons of Christmas Evans

    Joseph Cross

  • It was found by a labourer on the surface of the ground at Llysfaen in Caernarvonshire.

    Finger-Ring Lore

    William Jones

  • "The shores of Caernarvonshire, opposite the isle of Anglesey" (Gray).

  • Notes on the effects produced by the ancient glaciers of Caernarvonshire, and on the Boulders transported by floating ice.

    Life of Charles Darwin

    G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany

  • They walked to the extremity of that part of it which was thrown out from the Caernarvonshire shore.

    Headlong Hall

    Thomas Love Peacock


British Dictionary definitions for caernarvonshire

Caernarvonshire

noun
  1. (until 1974) a county of NW Wales, now part of Gwynedd
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