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  1. Parts of Kesteven an area in E England constituting a former administrative division of Lincolnshire
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Historical Examples of kesteven

  • A younger brother's portion; a dirty ox-gang of land in Kesteven.

    Hereward, The Last of the English

    Charles Kingsley

  • Ere the morning light, the war-arrow was split into four splinters, and carried out to the four airts, through all Kesteven.

  • All through Kesteven went that night the arrow-splinters, and with them the whisper, "Hereward is come again!"

  • Her southern blood was chilling more and more beneath the bitter sky of Kesteven.

  • The boundaries between Kesteven and Holland were a matter of dispute as early as 1389 and were not finally settled until 1816.