- a historic county in SW Scotland.
Also called Kirk·cud·bright·shire [ker-koo-bree-sheer, -sher] /kərˈku briˌʃɪər, -ʃər/.
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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.The Moths of the British Isles, Second Series
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
- a former county of SW Scotland, part of Dumfries and Galloway since 1975
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