Part of speech: noun

A country.

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Usage examples "shire":

  1. " I propose to start at once for the shire town. - "When Egypt Went Broke", Holman Day.
  2. Newcastle, a town and half- shire of Newcastle county, Delaware. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.
  3. They are heading right for the island at the mouth of the Shire! - "The Ruined Cities of Zululand", Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley.