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[dawr-sit-sheer, -sher]
  1. a county in S England. 1024 sq. mi. (2650 sq. km).
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Also called Dorset.
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Examples from the Web for dorsetshire

Historical Examples

  • My father brought the wainscoting from an old English country-house in Dorsetshire.

    The Inn at the Red Oak

    Latta Griswold

  • Crichel is situated six miles from Wimborne, in Dorsetshire.

  • When you spoke to Morrison of going home—he was from Dorsetshire—he shuddered.


    Joseph Conrad

  • A few may be in Dorsetshire, but I should not like to bet on it.

  • Dorsetshire and Huntingdonshire were animated by the same spirit.