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a town in SE Wales, in Powys: textile and leather industries. Pop: 7901 (2001)
short for Breconshire
Historical Examples

Poems of Henry Vaughan, Silurist, Volume II Henry Vaughan
Medival Wales A. G. Little
Lothair Benjamin Disraeli
Wild Wales George Borrow
Wild Wales George Borrow
Lothair Benjamin Disraeli
Lothair Benjamin Disraeli
Lothair Benjamin Disraeli
Notes and Queries, Number 229, March 18, 1854 Various
A Short History of Wales Owen M. Edwards


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