Berkshire



Also called Berks [burks; British bahrks] /bɜrks; British bɑrks/ (Show IPA). a county in S England. 485 sq. mi. (1255 sq. km).
one of an English breed of black hogs, having white markings on the feet, face, and tail.
a steam locomotive having a two-wheeled front truck, eight driving wheels, and a four-wheeled rear truck.
a range of low mountains in W Massachusetts: resort region. Highest peak, Mt. Greylock, 3505 feet (1070 meters).
Contemporary Examples

Buffett’s Risky Business Edward Jay Epstein February 11, 2009
The Best of Brit Lit Peter Stothard July 17, 2010
Warren Buffett Slams Debt Ceiling Drama as “Damn Dumb” CNBC September 19, 2013
Buffett’s Damage Control Allan Dodds Frank April 30, 2011
Buffett’s Damage Control Allan Dodds Frank April 30, 2011

Historical Examples

Rupert Prince Palatine Eva Scott
Chatterbox, 1906 Various
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 1, Issue 2, December, 1857 Various
They and I Jerome K. Jerome
Woman’s Work in the Civil War Linus Pierpont Brockett

noun
a historic county of S England: since reorganization in 1974 the River Thames has marked the N boundary while the Berkshire Downs occupy central parts; the county council was replaced by six unitary authorities in 1998. Area: 1259 sq km (486 sq miles) Berks
a rare breed of pork and bacon pig having a black body and white points

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