- Also called Stir·ling·shire [stur-ling-sheer, -sher] /ˈstɜr lɪŋˌʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in central Scotland.
- a city in and the administrative center of the Central region, in central Scotland, on the Forth River.
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Over 250 were killed before Stirling ordered the final retreat and surrendered himself to the British.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site
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It appears that the wars that started on the fields of Bannockburn and Stirling have come to America.'Many of the Militiamen Here are Ethnic Scots-Irish Tribesmen'
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Snugger they'd be by far in Stirling Lodge than here, I'll warrant.John Splendid
I shall have to deliver you from some dungeon in Stirling or Edinburgh Castle.'Waverley
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England must "touch bar," relieve Stirling, as in some child's pastime.
- a city in central Scotland, in Stirling council area on the River Forth: its castle was a regular residence of many Scottish monarchs between the 12th century and 1603. Pop: 32 673 (2001)
- a council area of central Scotland, created from part of Central Region in 1996; includes most of the historical county of Stirlingshire: the Forth valley rises to the Grampian Mountains in the N. Administrative centre: Stirling. Pop: 86 370 (2003 est). Area: 2173 sq km (839 sq miles)
- Sir James. 1926–92, British architect; buildings include the Neue Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart (1977–84)
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