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any of the circuit courts held in each shire from 1176 until the late 13th century.
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Speaking with restraint and with the accent of a highly educated gentleman, and puffing at intervals at his long churchwarden pipe, he proceeded to tell me some of the most horrible stories I have ever heard in my life: how one of the Eyres in the former ages had hanged his own father; and another had his wife scourged at the cart tail through the village; and another had set fire to a church full of children, and so on.
The curse of the Eyres of old has lain heavy on this country, and many have suffered from it.
He had risen very rapidly, but from very dirty beginnings; being first a "nark" or informer, and then a money-lender: but as solicitor to the Eyres he had the sense, as I say, to keep technically straight until he was ready to deal the final blow.
Why, Sir Simon is one of Exmoor's greatest pals; and it would ruin that cousin of the Eyres that's standing for us at Bradford.
OVERMARS: Lightning quick; TALBOT: Cup pedigree; WILY: Eyres will have to be crafty to stop speedy Wright-Phillips
DAVID EYRES found the net with a fortunate late strike to extend Oldham's unbeaten run to nine matches.
OLDHAM extended their unbeaten run to nine games as a late David Eyres free-kick snatched maximum points against high-flying Port Vale.
OLDHAM ATHLETIC: Rachubka, McNiven, Balmer, Sheridan, Eyre, Beharall, Appleby, Eyres, Murray, Armstrong, Duxbury.
VALE goalkeeper Dean Delaney got it in the neck following a late winner from Oldham's David Eyres.
Huddersfield were two behind when Eyre's corner was cleared as far as veteran winger David Eyres, who crashed home the loose ball.
PRESTON were back on song with David Eyres, back from suspension, calling the tune.
DAVID EYRES will be Oldham's key as they hope their impressive away form will be enough to earn a play-off final spot - but promotion could cost him his job.