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[pee-buh lz]
  1. a historic county in S Scotland.
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Also called Pee·bles·shire [pee-buh lz-sheer, -sher, -buh l-] /ˈpi bəlzˌʃɪər, -ʃər, -bəl-/, Tweeddale.
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Historical Examples of peeblesshire

  • During a period of about thirty years, he has been engaged in the humble capacity of a dry-stone mason in Peeblesshire.

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume IV.


  • He was born at Tweedsmuir, in the upland pastoral district of Peeblesshire, where his father was a farmer.

    Western Worthies

    J. Stephen Jeans

  • Mr. Gosse had mistaken the name of the Peeblesshire manse, and is reproached accordingly.

  • In Peeblesshire, flowing into the Tweed from the north, a short distance west of Peebles.

    The Bruce

    John Barbour

  • "The forest" mentioned in the song comprehended the county of Selkirk, with portions of Peeblesshire and Lanarkshire.

British Dictionary definitions for peeblesshire


  1. (until 1975) a county of SE Scotland, now part of Scottish BordersAlso called: Tweeddale
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  1. a town in SE Scotland, in Scottish Borders. Pop: 8065 (2001)
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