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Cambria   /kˈæmbriə/   Listen
Cambria

noun
1.
One of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria.  Synonyms: Cymru, Wales.



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"Cambria" Quotes from Famous Books



... environs, At the call of foreign Sirens, When home charmers, bright-eyed, active, Offer "metal more attractive?" Four such darlings who'll discover O'er the seas? Shall I, their lover, Still discard them for yon minxes, Harpies with the eyes of "lynxes"? ALBION dear, and CAMBRIA mild, CALEDONIA stern and wild, As your poet said, but pretty; HIBEBNIA mavourneen, jetty- Hair'd, and azure-eyed, I greet ye! Darlings, I am charmed to meet ye. Why go wandering o'er the foam, Like a latter-day ULYSSES, When warm charms ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 103, August 6, 1892 • Various

... Boston baseball grounds. The dog man said he used to know a George Black years ago in Johnstown, Pa., who was a puddler in the mills there. Johnny answered, "That's my father. He is manager of those mills now, and what's more, he can lick any man in Cambria County, just the same as I can lick any man in New York City." The last was announced in a tone sufficiently loud to be heard all over the place. Jim, I got it four times just from the overflow. Now, you know merely because Johnny's ...
— Billy Baxter's Letters • William J. Kountz, Jr.

... when the Romans were taking Britain for their own, there lived in Cambria a great prince called Heiri. He was forty summers old; he had long been wed, but had no son to reign after him. Many times had he fought with the Romans, but his tribe had been driven slowly backward to the ...
— Paul the Minstrel and Other Stories - Reprinted from The Hill of Trouble and The Isles of Sunset • Arthur Christopher Benson



Words linked to "Cambria" :   Menai Strait, Britain, Sealyham terrier, LLud, Swansea, Severn River, welsh, Severn, Anglesea Island, Anglesey Island, Arawn, Arianrod, Cymric, Anglesea, United Kingdom, Welshman, Arianrhod, Annwn, Dylan, Bangor, U.K., Annwfn, princedom, River Severn, Llyr, Cardiff, Wales, principality, Llew Llaw Gyffes, Gwyn, Manawyddan, Manawydan, Great Britain, Aberdare, don, Amaethon, UK, Mona, Anglesey, Cymry, Sealyham, Newport, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland



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