- a historic county in Clwyd, in NE Wales.
Also called Flint.
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He was born at Gredington, Flintshire, on the 5th of October 1732.
It has been recorded from Pembrokeshire and Flintshire, in Wales.The Moths of the British Isles, Second Series
Being a younger son, he was apprenticed by his father, who was a respectable freeholder, to a tanner in Flintshire.
There is no disturbing renown to be got among the cabins of the Flintshire hills.The Colour of Life
Of the 2000 operatives whose location is not given, about 1000 worked in Flintshire.
- a county of NE Wales, on the Irish Sea and the Dee estuary: became part of Clwyd in 1974, reinstated with reduced borders in 1996: includes the industrialized Deeside region in the E and the Clwydian Hills in the SW. Administrative centre: Mold. Pop: 149 400 (2003 est). Area: 437 sq km (169 sq miles)
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