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Skelmersdale

noun
  1. a town in NW England, in Lancashire: designated a new town in 1962. Pop: 39 279 (2001)
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Historical Examples of skelmersdale

  • "Frank might as well tell us he would not have Skelmersdale," she said.

    The Perpetual Curate

    Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant

  • It was she who held in her hands the fate of Skelmersdale and of Frank Wentworth.

    The Perpetual Curate

    Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant

  • They have the living of Skelmersdale, I know; and I remember now that their nephew was to have had it.

    The Perpetual Curate

    Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant

  • He could not fly from his work because he lost Skelmersdale; and how was he to bear it?

    The Perpetual Curate

    Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant

  • And that is the tale of Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland just as he told it to me.