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[pee-buh lz] /ˈpi bəlz/
a historic county in S Scotland.
Also called Peeblesshire
[pee-buh lz-sheer, -sher, -buh l-] /ˈpi bəlzˌʃɪər, -ʃər, -bəl-/ (Show IPA),
Tweeddale. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He frequently walked to Peebles, four miles, and back again, in one day.

    Spare Hours John Brown
  • "We're all like we're made," sounded the oracular accents of Mr. Peebles.

  • After this he practised his profession for some time at Peebles.

    Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston
  • What Watty, would you think of a Fish like that about Peebles?

    Odd Volume Various
  • On August 19, 1299, there was a remarkable gathering of the Scots nobles at Peebles.

    Sir William Wallace A. F. Murison
  • Peebles, here, meant that them who has divides with all that hasn't.

    The Happy End Joseph Hergesheimer
  • The dog had scent of my plan, all the way from Dolfinston there, by Peebles.

  • What, Watty, would you think of a Fish like that about Peebles?

    The "Blackwood" Group

    Sir George Douglas
  • "Quiet," murmured old Peebles, who looks exactly like a sheep.

    Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan
British Dictionary definitions for Peebles


a town in SE Scotland, in Scottish Borders. Pop: 8065 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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