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  1. a market town in NW England, in Cumbria. Pop: 14 471 (2001)
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Examples from the Web for penrith

Historical Examples

  • We reached Penrith as the grey of dawn had overspread the sky.

    Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    T. Hall Caine

  • Thence they were driven to Euston to catch the nine-o'clock train to Penrith.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • "It will tax our wits to get you out of Penrith," said Crispin.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini

  • They had evacuated Penrith and marched away toward Carlisle.

    Red Cap Tales

    Samuel Rutherford Crockett

  • Then Sir Harry will go over and see you to-morrow at Penrith.