/ses"euhl, sis"-/ or, for 5, /see"seuhl/, n.1. (Edgar Algernon) Robert (1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood), 1864-1958, British statesman: Nobel peace prize 1937.2. Robert (1st Earl of Salisbury and 1st Viscount Cecil of Cranborne), 1563-1612, British statesman (son of William Cecil).5. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning "blind."
* * *(as used in expressions)Lawrence Cecil AdlerBeaton Sir Cecil Walter HardyCecil Robert 1st earl of SalisburyCecil William 1st Baron BurghleyDay Lewis CecilDeMille Cecil BlountForester Cecil ScottRhodes Cecil JohnCecil Antonio RichardsonCecil of Chelwood Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne Cecil 1st ViscountSalisbury Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne Cecil 3rd marquess of
* * *county, northeastern Maryland, U.S., lying at the head of Chesapeake Bay and bounded by Pennsylvania to the north, Delaware to the east, the Sassafras River to the south, and the Susquehanna River to the west. The county is drained by Octoraro Creek, the Northeast River, and the Elk River, which is the western terminus of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal (completed 1829). Parklands include Elk Neck Demonstration Forest and Elk Neck State Park. The county was formed in 1674 and named for Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, the founder of Maryland. The county seat is Elkton.Principal economic activities are agriculture, mining, and light manufacturing. Area 348 square miles (902 square km). Pop. (2000) 85,951; (2007 est.) 99,695.
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