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  1. a city in NW England, just E of Liverpool, on the Mersey River.
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Examples from the Web for widnes

Historical Examples of widnes

  • In the Widnes Copper Works the silver so extracted yields an annual profit of 3000.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • Who knows, in a few years perhaps the whole place may be reduced to the desolation of another Widnes.

    In a Cheshire Garden

    Geoffrey Egerton-Warburton

  • It ought not to have required much eloquence to convince us that Widnes is unlovely; the smell of it should have been enough.

    Waiting for Daylight

    Henry Major Tomlinson

  • Similarly we can make a Widnes fog by sulphureted hydrogen, chlorine, sulphuric acid, and a little steam.

British Dictionary definitions for widnes


  1. a town in NW England, in Halton unitary authority, N Cheshire, on the River Mersey: chemical industry. Pop: 55 686 (2001)
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