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Kirkcudbright

[ker-koo-bree]
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noun
  1. a historic county in SW Scotland.
Also called Kirk·cud·bright·shire [ker-koo-bree-sheer, -sher] /kərˈku briˌʃɪər, -ʃər/.
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Examples from the Web for kirkcudbrightshire

Historical Examples

  • 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

Kirkcudbrightshire

noun
  1. a former county of SW Scotland, part of Dumfries and Galloway since 1975
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