- a town in SE Staffordshire, in central England, N of Birmingham: birthplace of Samuel Johnson.
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Examples from the Web for lichfield
The 64-year-old MP for Lichfield in Staffordshire expressed his disgust in a message posted on Twitter on Friday morning.British Politician Threatens To Punch Muslim Woman in the Throat
June 20, 2014
But 'within the focus of the Lichfield lamps' he regains his strength like a Samson.James Boswell
William Keith Leask
The derivation of the word “Lichfield” has excited a good deal of controversy.Anna Seward
It was not for nothing that Dr. Johnson came down to Lichfield.Evolution, Old & New
For a time he assisted his brother in the conduct of the business at Lichfield.Immortal Memories
I have heard your town of Lichfield much famed for ale; I think I 'll taste that.The Beaux-Stratagem
- a city in central England, in SE Staffordshire: cathedral with three spires (13th-14th century); birthplace of Samuel Johnson, during whose lifetime the Lichfield Group (a literary circle) flourished. Pop: 28 435 (2001)
Word Origin and History for lichfield
Licitfelda (c.710) "Open Land near Letocetum" (Celtic place name meaning "gray wood") + Old English feld.
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