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  1. a former county in E Scotland.
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Also called Kin·car·dine·shire [kin-kahr-dn-sheer, -sher] /kɪnˈkɑr dnˌʃɪər, -ʃər/.
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Examples from the Web for kincardineshire

Historical Examples of kincardineshire

  • He was at the time Member of Parliament for Kincardineshire.

    The Great North Road: London to York

    Charles G. Harper

  • Francis Garden, who founded the town of Laurencekirk in Kincardineshire.

    Law and Laughter

    George Alexander Morton

  • He had been for some time minister of Arbuthnott in Kincardineshire.

  • Fifty or sixty years ago Kincardineshire had its wise women.

  • When at length a cable came offering him a post in a bank in Kincardineshire she was beside herself with joy.

    The Trembling of a Leaf

    William Somerset Maugham

British Dictionary definitions for kincardineshire


  1. a former county of E Scotland: became part of Grampian region in 1975 and part of Aberdeenshire in 1996Also called: the Mearns
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