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(pō`ĭs), county, 2,009 sq mi (5,204 sq km), E central Wales. The terrain is a network of lowlands, highlands, and connecting plateaus. Agriculture is economically important, as are sheep and cattle raising. There are some light and service industries. Named after the Welsh princedom, Powys peaked as a vital region in the 12th cent. Tourists are attracted to the 8th-century Offa's DykeOffa's Dyke,
ancient entrenchment of W England and E Wales, from the Dee estuary to near the estuary of the Wye River. It was built in the 8th cent. by Offa, king of Mercia, as a barrier against the Welsh and lies mainly along the England-Wales boundary.
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, a feature within the landscape, and to the remains of numerous Norman castles.

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1. John Cowper . 1872--1963, British novelist, essayist, and poet, who spent much of his life in the US. His novels include Wolf Solent (1929), A Glastonbury Romance (1932), and Owen Glendower (1940)
2. his brother, Llewelyn. 1884--1939, British essayist and journalist
3. his brother, T(heodore) F(rancis). 1875--1953, British novelist and short-story writer, noted for such religious fables as Mr Weston's Good Wine (1927) and Unclay (1931)

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a county in E Wales, formed in 1974 from most of Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, and Radnorshire. Administrative centre: Llandrindod Wells. Pop.: 129 300 (2003 est.). Area: 5077 sq. km (1960 sq. miles)
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Use of sentinel lambs to survey the effect of an education programme on control of transmission of Echinococcus granulosus in South Powys, Wales.
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The tiny Subbuteo figure has been created by Tom Taylor, who runs a table football shop in Powys, Wales.
The Lanarkshire and Lothian Soaring Club member died after hitting a hillside in Powys, Wales.
Three other men, Jegatheswaran Muraleetharan (Muralee), 46, and his brother, Jeyatheswaran Vythyatharan (Vithy), 40, from Powys, Wales, and Murugesu Jegatheeswaran (Jegan), 34, from Mitcham, south London, are charged with receiving electronic items for use in terrorism.
Mary Compton, a teacher from Radnor, in Powys, Wales, said: "We are at last waking the sleeping giant, which is our union's ability to take strike action and defend state education.
Blond Rhydian, originally from Powys, Wales, starred in the Conservatoire's production of Jekyll and Hyde last year.