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Berkshires   /bˈərkʃˌɪrz/  /bˈərkʃˌaɪrz/   Listen

A low mountain range in western Massachusetts; a resort area.  Synonym: Berkshire Hills.

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"Berkshires" Quotes from Famous Books

... planning to see. Indeed, Una wasn't much interested in any place besides New York and Panama; and of the questions and stale reminiscences of Panama she was weary. She decided to go to a farm in the Berkshires largely because she had overheard a girl in the Subway say that ...
— The Job - An American Novel • Sinclair Lewis

... gentlemen, you took me all round your live-stock exhibit. I walked past, and through, nearly a quarter of a mile of hogs. What was it that they were called—Tamworths—Berkshires? I don't remember. But all I can say, gentlemen, is,—phew! Just that. Some of you will understand readily enough. That word sums up my whole idea of your agricultural show and I'm done ...
— Moonbeams From the Larger Lunacy • Stephen Leacock

... gallant siege. Then suddenly had come the message to evacuate and retreat. So it was with the others. The train with the naval detachment and its guns steamed off, and we gave it a feeble cheer. Another train awaited the Berkshires. The mounted infantry were already on the march. 'Mayn't we even blow up this lot?' said a soldier, pointing to the house he had helped to fortify. But there was no such order, only this one which seemed to pervade the air: 'The enemy are coming. Retreat—retreat—retreat!' The stationmaster—one ...
— London to Ladysmith via Pretoria • Winston Spencer Churchill

... to the demands on one's heart and pocketbook from across the sea. In this crisis organized effort might have been especially helpful, but it is just in this respect that Massachusetts has always been weak. Her workers have been widely scattered from the Berkshires to the shore, and such local clubs as have here and there existed have not been deeply or permanently influential. In Boston there was the once famous Photo Clan, with Garo, Eicheim, and Schuman as its leading spirits, but that has long since ceased to be an active force. ...
— Pictorial Photography in America 1920 • Pictorial Photographers of America

Words linked to "Berkshires" :   mountain chain, Old Colony, chain, chain of mountains, mountain range, Massachusetts, ma, range, Bay State, range of mountains

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