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  1. Also called Dum·fries·shire [duhm-frees-sheer, -sher] /dʌmˈfrisˌʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in S Scotland.
  2. a burgh of Dumfries and Galloway in S Scotland: burial place of Robert Burns.
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Examples from the Web for dumfriesshire

Historical Examples of dumfriesshire

  • He was the son of a Dumfriesshire baronet, the representative of the House of Redgauntlet.

    Robert Burns

    Principal Shairp.

  • Tom had carried his pigs to a better than any Dumfriesshire market.

    Bonnie Scotland

    A.R. Hope Moncrieff

  • He died at Moffat, Dumfriesshire, on the 26th of November 1836.

  • Dumfriesshire, at any rate, may have been settled in this way.

  • Walter Scott, another of the founders, was born in Moffat, Dumfriesshire.

    Scotland's Mark on America

    George Fraser Black

British Dictionary definitions for dumfriesshire


  1. (until 1975) a county in S Scotland, on the Solway Firth, now part of Dumfries and Galloway
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  1. a town in S Scotland on the River Nith, administrative centre of Dumfries and Galloway. Pop: 31 146 (2001)
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