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  1. a market town in S England, in Wiltshire: agricultural and dairy products. Pop: 14 379 (2001)
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Examples from the Web for devizes

Historical Examples

  • North again from that you see Devizes, the vale of Pewsey, and the other downs.

    The Longest Journey

    E. M. Forster

  • The 39½ miles from Bristol to Devizes require at least two full days.

    British Canals

    Edwin A. Pratt

  • These he bought for 2, and sold them to a Devizes antiquary for a large sum.

    Cornish Characters

    S. Baring-Gould

  • She was at Ludgershall, Devizes and Gloucester in her flight.

  • Two English towns claim the honour of its origin,—Shrewsbury and Devizes.