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gazetteer

(găz'ĭtēr`), dictionary or encyclopedia listing alphabetically the names of places, political divisions, and physical features of the earth and giving some information about each. The term gazetteer originally was applied to one who wrote a gazette. It was first used in its modern sense early in the 18th cent., after the publication (1703) by Lawrence Echard of the Gazetteer's or Newsman's Interpreter, a geographical index. But lists of place names, with descriptions, had been made as early as the 6th cent.; part of the gazetteer of Stephen of Byzantium, of this time, is extant. The 19th cent., when geographical knowledge and the need for having geographical facts readily available had both increased greatly, was the great period of development of gazetteer making. Attempts were made to produce complete gazeteers, necessitating several volumes. Famous gazetteers include Johnston's (Scotland, 1850), Blackie's (Scotland, 1850), Bouillet's (France, 1857), Ritter's (Germany, 1874), Longman's (England, 1895), Garollo's (Italy, 1898), and Lippincott's (United States, 1865; now The Columbia Gazetteer of the World, 1998); later editions of many of these have appeared.
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162) Meaney, Gazeteer of Early Anglo-Saxon Burial Sites, 218; Meaney and Hawkes, Two Anglo-Saxon Cemeteries, 29-30, 46-9.
There was a huge amount of checking on this: it's not too bad checking text, but when you had to check the gazeteer it became quite difficult.
The largely rural outlook of Winson Green was little changed by the time of White's History, Gazeteer and Directory of Warwickshire in 1850.
319-468), cross-referenced to vocabulary lists of related Arabian dialects and the classical lexica, comes next, and the concluding fifty or so pages are taken up with appendices covering the principles of scansion in Arabian oral poetry, variant readings of the poems, a gazeteer of place names occurring in the texts, references, and a map.
The historical snippet, included by Michael Raven in his definitive Shropshire Gazeteer, helps put such a house into context.
The daily Liverpool Chronicle and Marine Gazeteer was instituted in May 1757 and ceased in November 1759The Liverpool Courier and Commercial Advertiser first appeared on 1808.
In addition to a bibliography appended to each article, there are maps, a gazeteer, and an index to the whole volume.
A Glimpse of Heaven by Christopher Martin (English Heritage, pounds 25) is in most part a gazeteer of the Catholic churches of England and Wales.
The real, old village has been allowed to slumber undisturbed," enthuses Michael Raven in his Shropshire Gazeteer, describing Diddlebury in Shropshire's Corve Dale.
The inspiring Shropshire Gazeteer by Michael Raven makes some interesting points about Nesscliffe.
I note that: Colerain is in the Columbia Gazeteer of North America (Bertie co.