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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How to use Stirling in a sentence
“It’s been my general observation that if an experienced Inuit hunter tells you that he’s seen something, it’s worth listening to and very likely to be correct,” says Stirling, one of the world’s leading polar bear biologists.Polar bears sometimes bludgeon walruses to death with stones or ice | Gloria Dickie | July 29, 2021 | Science News
That footage, Stirling says, shows a female polar bear sliding a large block of ice around before throwing it into the water at a seal.Polar bears sometimes bludgeon walruses to death with stones or ice | Gloria Dickie | July 29, 2021 | Science News
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 | Justin Jones | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Lindsey Stirling, a violinist, won an award for a remix of a Psy song she performed with an a capella group.The YouTube Music Awards Were Alarmingly Strange and Epically Cool | Kevin Fallon | November 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lindsey Stirling, and others will perform.Miley’s New Album Is Streaming; ‘The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug’ Gets a Trailer | Culture Team | October 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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' | David Frum | April 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Edward was compelled to abandon Stirling to its fate, and Lochmaben fell in the end of the year.
Stirling surrendered on July 20, the last of the Scottish fortresses that held out against Edward.
Stirling surrendered and Wallace a fugitive, Edward went home and meditated measures for the government of the conquered country.
But the immediate interest centres in the fateful attempt to relieve the castle of Stirling.
Ida Stirling made no direct reply to this, but, as she found afterward, the scene had fixed itself on her memory.The Gold Trail | Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for Stirling (1 of 2)
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)
British Dictionary definitions for Stirling (2 of 2)
Sir James. 1926–92, British architect; buildings include the Neue Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart (1977–84)
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