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a river in E Scotland, flowing generally northeast through the Grampian Mountains to the Moray Firth: salmon fishing; parts of the surrounding area (Speyside) are famous for whisky distilleries. Length: 172 km (107 miles)
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  • Yet its use is absolutely indispensable to the salmon angler on the spey.

  • I am afraid he will think but little of it after the spey, but he will be too polite to say so.

    A Devotee Mary Cholmondeley
  • Since that period a substantial bridge has been thrown over the spey.

  • There is a river in Scotland called the spey; that I suppose is no news.

    Cats W. Gordon Stables
  • A few minutes brought them to the spey, where they alighted in safety.

  • Ruthven Castle on the spey was the place of meeting, and May 26th the time.


    Mowbray Morris
  • My first spey trout I took out of water at the foot of the cherry orchard below the sweet-lying cottage of Delfur.

  • Of the masterful style the most brilliant exponent is a short man, but he is the deepest wader in spey.

  • The honour o' spey was in my hauns, an' it behuvit me for tae hummle the pride o' her dowager leddyship.

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