[wawr-ik-sheer, -sher, wor-]
- a county in central England. 765 sq. mi. (1980 sq. km).
Also called Warwick.
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Examples from the Web for warwickshire
What a joy it was to get away from stuffy courts of justice into the pure Warwickshire air.Viviette
William J. Locke
The rocks of the Jason may be seen in any quarry of Warwickshire sandstone.Modern Painters Volume I (of V)
He and this Warwickshire girl of "fine family" had been "so fond" of each other for years.
Heathcroft evidently had not told her of the Warwickshire heiress.
In 1828 she is 'now alive, and resident in the south-west part of Warwickshire.'The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories
- a county of central England: until 1974, when the West Midlands metropolitan county was created, it contained one of the most highly industrialized regions in the world, centred on Birmingham. Administrative centre: Warwick. Pop: 519 300 (2003 est). Area: 1981 sq km (765 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for warwickshire
11c., from Old English Wærincwicum + scir "district." The first element means "dwellings by the weir or river-dam," from *wæring + wic (see wick (2)).
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