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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 Nantwich show is held annually at Dorfold Park nearNantwichand features one of the largest displays of shires in the UK.
John Robinson, from the Stockport brewery, said: "Our shires are the heart and soul of Robinson's Brewery.
Even though the stalls were thin-railed to allow for maximum exposure, I pulled my display table forward and encouraged people to walk right up and pet my Shires. I encouraged everyone to go into the stall and interact with the horses, love on them up close, and take pictures.
More than 5,000 spectators are expected at an event which will showcase both ridden Shires and Shires in working harness.
More than 30 Shires horses took part alongside smaller working breeds, including miniature Shetlands standing no higher then 34in.
Shires Co., a custom trumpet and trombone manufacturer in Hopedale, to see if it could build him something he could play.
And they're set to move into purpose-built stables suitable for the shires which stand tall at 16-17 hands - a hand is four inches, measured to the horse's withers (shoulders).
Helen's parents, breeders Mervyn and Fernleigh Smith, have been shire horse enthusiasts for more than 40 years and have always actively promoted an increase in the numbers of purebred shires for their use in ploughing, riding and showing.
Brought up on Castell Farm in Pentir, he moved to Llys Farm in the 1950s, giving his Shires the Trem y Wyddfa prefix.
Dylan and dad William are no strangers to top Shires - they bred former Peterborough champion Trem-y-wyddfa Mascot, sold as colt who fetched a breed record pounds 25,000.