- one of an English breed of red hogs, raised chiefly for bacon.
Origin of Tamworth1
after Tamworth, in Staffordshire, England where the breed was developed
- a city in E Australia.
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Since his father's death, in 1830, Peel had been member for Tamworth.Victorian Worthies
George Henry Blore
Mr. Tamworth tells me that he has acquainted you with the story of my life.
Mr. Tamworth has described you to me, also this inn, till I feel as if I knew its every stone.
"Let us see if my information has been correct," continued Mr. Tamworth.
Mr. Tamworth has been gone a month, and I have heard nothing from him.
- (often capital) any of a hardy rare breed of long-bodied reddish pigs
named after Tamworth, England, where it was developed
- a market town in W central England, in SE Staffordshire. Pop: 71 650 (2001)
- a city in SE Australia, in E central New South Wales: industrial centre of an agricultural region. Pop: 32 543 (2001)
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