What does the word 'riding' mean in 'west riding of yorkshire'?
In olden days counties were sometimes divided into thirds for administration purposes - these were officially known as 'thirdings', and this was corrupted by usage in evreyday speech to "riding".
Yorkshire is divided into the East Riding, West Riding and North Riding.
Due to some strange civil service thinking, the county of Tipperary in Ireland was divided in two during the days of the British administration in Ireland and has a North Riding and a South Riding - the word 'riding' having become totally disassociated from its origins, as there was never a third riding in Tipperary.
Yorkshire had always been a large county and it used to be divided into three Ridings - the North, West and East Ridings - each functioning almost as an independent county. These Ridings were abolished in 1974 as part of Local Government reorganisation. (The word riding comes from thirding and means a third.)
Great Britain consists of three 'countries': England, Scotland and Wales. So Wales must be the answer, even if that's only one word. Should you mean 'county' (without the 'r') there are a few counties starting with a W and two words: West Glamorgan, West Lothian, West Sussex, West Yorkshire and West Midlands.
Perspire: To sweat. 1. Do you perspire alot when you are riding bike? 2. Try not to perspire when you get nervous. 3. Can anyone give me a sentence for the word perspire? 4. What does the word perspire mean? 5. Thank you for telling me what the word perspire means. - Never let them see you perspire.
Gorse (also called Furze or Whin) is an evergreen shrub belonging to the Ulex genus. A Dale is a valley, the word is particularly common in Yorkshire, England. So Gorse-Dale would have derived from a valley where gorse grew. Gorse likes acid soils which are common on moorlands and other peaty places. So the name probably originated in a moorland Yorkshire valley on the slopes of the Pennines.