- a county in central England. 1154 sq. mi. (2715 sq. km). County seat: Stafford.
Also called Stafford, Staffs [stafs] /stæfs/.
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He also said police intend to put their beloved family pet, a Staffordshire bull terrier named Excalibur, to sleep.Ebola in Europe: What Went Wrong
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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
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She meant, I suppose, to go to the Clarkes in Staffordshire, for she has no other acquaintances.Lady Susan
In Staffordshire it is unlucky to see this sight through trees.Moon Lore
The best of the minor counties in those years were Staffordshire and Norfolk.The Wonder
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She was buried by her own desire at Hanbury, in Staffordshire.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely
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Shaw, in his History of Staffordshire, drew largely from them.
- a county of central England: lowlands in the east and south rise to the Pennine uplands in the north; important in the history of industry, coal and iron having been worked at least as early as the 13th century. In 1974 the industrial area in the S passed to the new county of West Midlands; Stoke-on-Trent became an independent unitary authority in 1997. Administrative centre: Stafford. Pop (excluding Stoke-on-Trent): 811 000 (2003 est). Area (excluding Stoke-on-Trent): 2624 sq km (1013 sq miles)
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