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the Mearns, another name for Kincardineshire
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  • A crupper, formed by a short piece of wood fixed to the saddle at each end by a cord, mearns.

  • The Dee, now leaving its native county, flows for a few miles through the mearns or Kincardineshire.

  • Why are there no brochs in Moray, Aberdeenshire and the mearns?

  • You'll come little speed with a man from the mearns moors unless you take him a little more seriously.

  • The mearns and Angus he should carefully examine, visiting the farms where polled cattle are bred.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M'Combie
  • Especially did I think of my dark home-coming with a silent father on the day I left the college to go back to the mearns.

  • The slightly faded color was mentioned by mearns in the original description.

    American Weasels E. Raymond Hall
  • I put up at the "Saracen Head," and next morning engaged a horse to ride to mearns.

  • Behind the premises in mearns Street lay a tract of slums, full of mischievous boys with whom his staff waged truceless war.

    Huntingtower John Buchan
  • Ye kent your way to the stable in the dark, and then—and then there's whiles a twang o' the mearns in your speech.

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