- Also called Dum·fries·shire [duhm-frees-sheer, -sher] /dʌmˈfrisˌʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in S Scotland.
- a burgh of Dumfries and Galloway in S Scotland: burial place of Robert Burns.
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He was just reading it as it appeared on autocue and quite enjoyed the royal references to Balmoral and Dumfries House.How The Royal Weather Forecast Happened
May 11, 2012
Please write me by first post, and direct to me at Ellisland, near Dumfries.The Letters of Robert Burns
Consequently the Dumfries Hampden was forthwith haled to prison.Bygone Punishments
He was educated at the Dumfries academy and Edinburgh University.
The Dumfries coach had reached Moffat, where it became snowed up.A Hundred Years by Post
J. Wilson Hyde
None of the young men, therefore, could be spared to carry a message to Dumfries.The Dew of Their Youth
S. R. Crockett
- a town in S Scotland on the River Nith, administrative centre of Dumfries and Galloway. Pop: 31 146 (2001)
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