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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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Detailing the accounts of missionaries who often gave up lives of luxury for abject poverty in their quest to bring God and medicine to a congenial, fearful people, he vividly describes the fresh healing air of the Shire highlands region surrounding Lake Malawi.
All but 5% of Malawi tea is grown in the Shire Highlands of southern Malawi.