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Examples from the Web for holyhead

Historical Examples of holyhead

  • They went into Holyhead, and wandered aimlessly about the station.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • But spoken at Holyhead in Tuesday's paper, and paid off in Liverpool yesterday.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • It carried the Holyhead high-road across the strait, and was built by Telford.

  • You'll reach Holyhead by four or thereabouts, and can easily get to the castle by mid-day.'

    Lord Kilgobbin

    Charles Lever

  • He made his journey safely, and arrived at Holyhead by daybreak.

    Lord Kilgobbin

    Charles Lever

British Dictionary definitions for holyhead


  1. a town in NW Wales, in Anglesey, the chief town of Holy Island: a port on the N coast. Pop: 11 237 (2001)
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