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[ren-froo] /ˈrɛn fru/
a historic county in SW Scotland.
Also called Renfrewshire
[ren-froo-sheer, -sher] /ˈrɛn fruˌʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA)
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  • He was just making some minute adjustments of the collar when, to his amazement, Captain Renfrew turned on him.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
  • On the other side of the river are the towns of Paisley and Renfrew.

  • Renfrew had often noticed it on the stage, when Claire lifted the silver dagger to kill the man who loved her in the play.

    Bye-Ways Robert Smythe Hichens
  • In Renfrew he was regarded as a kind of wizard, and he is said to have emigrated to Virginia, where he died.

  • His hands and Renfrew's clothing and the mossy ground was smeared with blood.

    Big Timber Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • Part of the parish extends across the Clyde into the shire of Renfrew.

  • It was ten o'clock when they walked into the lobby of the Renfrew House.

    Owen Clancy's Happy Trail Burt L. Standish
  • Claire did not turn her head, and Renfrew could not ride by her side.

    Bye-Ways Robert Smythe Hichens
  • Then he and Captain Renfrew motored out of Niggertown, out of its dust and filth and stench.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
  • Renfrew followed her eyes, and saw the centre of the whirlpool.

    Bye-Ways Robert Smythe Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for Renfrew


an industrial town in W central Scotland, in Renfrewshire, W of Glasgow. Pop: 20 251 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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