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  1. a town in NW England, in Knowsley unitary authority, Merseyside. Pop: 40 006 (2001)
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  1. Dame Emma. born 1949, British soprano, specializing in performances of early music with period instruments
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Examples from the Web for kirkby

Historical Examples

  • And after a little more talking Skamkell rode home to Kirkby.

    The Red Romance Book


  • Mrs. Kirkby lifted her eyebrows with an expression of relief.

  • She and her husband lived in Kirkby Lonsdale, in Cumberland.

    Remarkable Rogues

    Charles Kingston

  • "Nor me; I'd a heap ruther it had got me than her," said Kirkby simply.

    The Chalice Of Courage

    Cyrus Townsend Brady

  • Indeed there was but little that came before him that old Kirkby did not see.

    The Chalice Of Courage

    Cyrus Townsend Brady