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  1. a port and resort in NW England, in NW Lancashire on Morecambe Bay (an inlet of the Irish Sea). Pop (with Heysham): 49 569 (2001)
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  1. Eric, real name John Eric Bartholomew. 1926–84, British comedian and actor, noted esp for his comedy partnership (from 1941) with Ernie Wise (real name Ernest Wiseman, 1925–99)
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Examples from the Web for morecambe

Historical Examples

  • A multitude of lakes are in view, and Morecambe Bay to the south.

    Fresh Fields

    John Burroughs

  • The sunset upon the broad watery sands of Morecambe Bay is exquisite in varied tints.

    The Lancashire Witches

    William Harrison Ainsworth

  • Fleetwood has grown up within easy recollection; Morecambe is a creation almost of yesterday.


    Leo H. (Leo Hartley) Grindon

  • The heights above Allithwaite cover almost the whole of the fine outlook characteristic of the northern shore of Morecambe Bay.


    Leo H. (Leo Hartley) Grindon

  • Their marriage took place two years later, on June 28th, 1904, quietly at Morecambe.

    Musical Criticisms

    Arthur Johnstone