"Portsmouth" meant an expression of England's freedom of action face-to-face with the Triple Alliance, and an endeavor to smooth French susceptibilities recently ruffled by Lord salisbury.
"A History of the Third French Republic"
It had long been customary for the Dean and Chapter of salisbury to present to the judges of the Western Circuit six sugar loaves.
"England in the Days of Old"
In Martin Chuzzlewit, when Tom Pinch and Martin had to walk to salisbury instead of riding in Mr. Pecksniff's gig, Dickens says it was better for them that they were compelled to walk.
"Dickens As an Educator"