- a circuit made by an itinerant judge (justice in eyre) in medieval England.
- a county court held by a justice in eyre.
Origin of eyre
1250–1300; Middle English eyre < Anglo-French; Old French erre, derivative of errer to journey; see err
- Lake, a shallow salt lake in S South Australia. 3430 sq. mi. (8885 sq. km).
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According to Eyre, the portrayal of the Vidal character in Terre Haute has drifted away from mere caricature.
Eyre thinks that having a link to actual events is good for luring people into the theater, but it is of little value otherwise.
Eyre has long abandoned trying to base his portrayal of the Vidal character on Vidal himself.
At first Eyre did research on the events on which the play is based.
Accompanied by one of the blacks, Eyre went on in advance to find water.
For twenty-three days more Eyre and his attendant Wylie pursued their way.
Dr. Eyre has subjected his work to a most searching revision.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique
John William Henry Eyre
Carlyle took a leading part in the defence of Governor Eyre.The Map of Life
William Edward Hartpole Lecky
It was in a sponging-house in Eyre Street that Morland, the painter, died.Holborn and Bloomsbury
Sir Walter Besant
- any of the circuit courts held in each shire from 1176 until the late 13th century
- justices in eyre the justices travelling on circuit and presiding over such courts
C13: from Old French erre journey, from errer to travel, from Latin errāre to wander
- Lake Eyre a shallow salt lake or salt flat in NE central South Australia, about 11 m (35 ft) below sea level, divided into two areas (North and South); it usually contains little or no water. Maximum area: 9600 sq km (3700 sq miles)
C19: named after Edward John Eyre (1815–1901), British explorer and colonial administrator
- Edward John. 1815–1901, British explorer and colonial administrator. He was governor of Jamaica (1864–66) until his authorization of 400 executions to suppress an uprising led to his recall
- Sir Richard. born 1943, British theatre director: director of the Royal National Theatre (1988–97)
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