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  1. a unitary authority in N England, in West Yorkshire. Pop: 391 400 (2003 est). Area: 410 sq km (158 sq miles)
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Examples from the Web for kirklees

Historical Examples of kirklees

  • A certain one sayeth that upon a stone at Kirklees is an old inscription.

    The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

    Howard Pyle

  • Kirklees Priory is on the left or north bank of the river Calder, a few miles north of Huddersfield.

  • Cf. the commission to the rector of Aberford to be custos of Kirklees about the same time.

  • "I will go to my cousin, the prioress of Kirklees, for she hath much knowledge of healing," he said.

    Stories of Robin Hood

    Bertha E. Bush

  • In it we read how he visited his cousin, the Prioress of Kirklees Nunnery, for the purpose of being bled.

    The Dukeries

    R. Murray Gilchrist