- a historic county in SW Scotland.
Also called Ren·frew·shire [ren-froo-sheer, -sher] /ˈrɛn fruˌʃɪər, -ʃər/.
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Law gives the nicknames of the Renfrewshire witches, in the Bangarran Case.Magic and Witchcraft
Kilmalcolm is a rural parish in Renfrewshire, and one of the most sequestered.Letters of Samuel Rutherford
He also visited a small branch of the Church in Paisley, Renfrewshire.The Life of John Taylor
B. H. Roberts
Seek, and you will find it either in Renfrewshire, or in Utopia, or in the Moon.
In 1820, a number of his songs appeared in the "Harp of Renfrewshire."
- a council area of W central Scotland, on the River Clyde W of Glasgow: corresponds to part of the historical county of Renfrewshire; part of Strathclyde region from 1975 to 1996: agricultural and residential, with clothing and manufacturing industries in Paisley. Administrative centre: Paisley. Pop: 170 980 (2003 est). Area: 261 sq km (101 sq miles)
- a former county of W central Scotland, on the Firth of Clyde: became part of Strathclyde region in 1975; now covered by the council areas of Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, and Inverclyde
- an industrial town in W central Scotland, in Renfrewshire, W of Glasgow. Pop: 20 251 (2001)
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