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[ker-koo-bree] /kərˈku bri/
a historic county in SW Scotland.
Also called Kirkcudbrightshire
[ker-koo-bree-sheer, -sher] /kərˈku briˌʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA)
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  • A kirkcudbrightshire tale represents a child as once left in charge of a tailor, who “commenced a discourse” with him.

    The Science of Fairy Tales Edwin Sidney Hartland
  • It is locally common in Clydesdale, and has also been reported from kirkcudbrightshire, and Perthshire.

  • In Scotland this is generally a very rare butterfly, but has latterly been abundant in Dumfriesshire and kirkcudbrightshire.

    British Butterfiles W. S. Coleman
  • He held his new position for eight years, and then his health required him to retire to his estate in kirkcudbrightshire.

    Makers of Electricity Brother Potamian
British Dictionary definitions for kirkcudbrightshire


/kɜːˈkuːbrɪˌʃɪə; -ʃə/
a former county of SW Scotland, part of Dumfries and Galloway since 1975
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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