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Eyre

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1. Edward John. 1815--1901, British explorer and colonial administrator. He was governor of Jamaica (1864--66) until his authorization of 400 executions to suppress an uprising led to his recall
2. Sir Richard. born 1943, British theatre director: director of the Royal National Theatre (1988--97)

Eyre

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Lake. a shallow salt lake or salt flat in NE central South Australia, about 11 m (35 ft.) below sea level, divided into two areas (North and South); it usually contains little or no water. Maximum area: 9600 sq. km (3700 sq. miles)

Eyre

 

the largest closed lake in southern Australia. Lake Eyre is located in a depression 12 m below sea level in an arid, desertlike region. It is filled with water only during the summer, when creeks flow into it periodically until it attains an area of 15,000 sq km and a depth of as much as 20 m. At other times it is a salt marsh. The lake was named in honor of E. J. Eyre.


Eyre

 

a peninsula in southern Australia between the Great Australian Bight and Spencer Gulf. Plains and depressions predominate, the maximum elevation being 200 m. The vegetation consists of thickets of brush eucalyptus and heaths. In the north the Gawler Ranges rise to a maximum elevation of 496 m. Sheep are raised on the peninsula, and iron is extracted at the Iron Knob and Iron Monarch mines. The promontory was named in honor of E.J. Eyre.

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At 40, Eyres is the oldest outfield player in English football, having clocked up almost 700 appearances in a nomadic career with Blackpool, Burnley, Preston and now Oldham.
But with three minutes to go, Eyres' flighted free-kick drifted over everyone inside the box and crept into the net.
Oldham boss Dowie was boosted by the return of Calvin Zola, Paul Murray, Dean Holden and Eyres to his line-up.
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The hosts made the perfect start, scoring just after kick-off when John Eyre's long ball out of defence allowed Clyde Wijnhard to break clear and score.
Eyres headed a brilliant fourth in the 67th minute.
Eyres came up with a typically crafty goal from a free-kick and his overall street wisdom - along with the contribution of feisty Darren Sheridan - suggests their ring knowledge may yet count in the second leg.
Eyres only has himself to blame for booking Burnley an FA Cup Third Round date at Anfield.
Eyres had gone close to opening the scoring in the 25th minute, when his 20-yard effort was deflected for a corner.
Listed by LEEDS at pounds 90,000, Eyres has not played for six months and has rejected an offer from Bristol RU club while a deal with Keighley Cougars broke down at the 11th hour.
Peter Eyre, 44, and sons Anthony, 22, and Simon, 24, were convicted at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday of setting a fire in a botched revenge attack in Langley Mill, Derbyshire.
Among other minor topics, Eyres discusses Horace in relation to wine, Eton College, and the change he underwent in his literary approach to classical texts while attending Cambridge.