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These shires will be free of birth control pills, and transgender people, and presumably Aaliyah; the hobbits will speak Latin and revere liturgy and their insularity will protect them from everything and everyone that could corrupt them.
Like Frodo, these features are unlikely saviors of the system (or the shire).
Glen Plaid Originated: In Glenurquhart in Inverness-shire, Scotland, where the checked wool was first used in the 19th century.
Shire said the U.A.E. military base at Assab consists of an airport and a naval facility.
Everything is going so well that the town has reached out to New South Wales, hoping to get something going with the Australian shire of Bland.
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SHIRE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shire for English Language Learners
: a county in England
: a type of tall, strong horse used for pulling heavy loads
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