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West Country

noun
  1. the West Country the southwest of England, esp Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset
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Examples from the Web for west country

Historical Examples

  • "Good times to you among your west-country people," said the mermaid.

    Granny's Wonderful Chair

    Frances Browne

  • A west-country term for a man who draws a barge along by a rope.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • Also, a west-country term for the sand-eel, a capital bait for mackerel.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • "When Rame and Dodman meet" is a West-country way of mentioning the impossible.

    The Cornish Coast (South)

    Charles G. Harper

  • Soon shall the West-country merchants be here with their winter truck.