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SHIRE, Eng. law. A district or division of country. Co. Lit. 50 a.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The rebirth of the Shire takes place against a grand historical narrative that witnesses the decline and fall of the great civilization of the elves in Middle Earth and the gradual and inevitable loss of their magical influence on the lives of men, dwarves, and hobbits.
Unlike many of her contemporaries in the show, whose art shows human faces, Shire became fascinated with landscapes and still-life scenes.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy, set 60 years after the events in The Hobbit, opens similarly to the first novel, with a brief, sunny snapshot of life in the idyllic Shire -- modeled after Anglo-Saxon England -- where hobbits live in peace and virtually without government.
While the combined group is presented as a merger, Shire boss Rolf Stahel remains firmly in the driving seat of the FTSE 100 company which also makes Alzheimer's treatment Reminyl.
Based at North Shire in Liverton, near Loftus, Shire House is surrounded by natural beauty and offers views across North Yorkshire fields so beautiful you could be stood in Hobbiton.
The National Shire Horse Show is the largest gathering of shire horses in the world.
Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceutical has completed its acquisition of Shire, an Irish rare disease biotech company, it is reported today.
The EC's approval is conditional on Takeda and Shire fulfilling commitments given to the EC in connection with the clearance.
We have so much to learn from Kenya especially on governance and constitutional democracy," Dr Shire said.
The Japanese company boosted its offer to 47 pounds ($65.84) a share from 46.50 pounds a share, confirming a Bloomberg News report that it was considering a higher bid for Lexington, Massachusetts-based Shire. The new proposal includes 21 pounds a share in cash and 26 pounds a share in new stock.
Mojo took top honours in the in-hand gelding category at the National Shire Horse Show, which saw 30 animals compete to be named the best.