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The Question:


Why in old english litrature (i.e. Jane Eyre, Pride and Predjudice) do the put "-shire" instead of the real name?

—angelwings759, December 14, 2001


Your Answer:


See the definition of shire. In its most general use, it's another word for "county".


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