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  1. a town in NW England, in Halton unitary authority, N Cheshire, on the Manchester Ship Canal: port and industrial centre; designated a new town in 1964. Pop: 60 072 (2001)
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Examples from the Web for runcorn

Historical Examples

  • The other is for building a bridge over the Mersey at Runcorn.'

    The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)

    John Morley

  • "Runcorn hadn't cigars like these," he said, truncating one lovingly.

    Tono Bungay

    H. G. Wells

  • Even there he was nibbling at Runcorn with the idea of our great Amalgamation budding in his mind.

    Tono Bungay

    H. G. Wells

  • I have heard of an old castle at Runcorn, but could discover nothing of it.

  • Underneath these beds again are those which carry the building-stone of Runcorn.

    Town Geology

    Charles Kingsley