Berwickshire

Berwick

[ber-ik for 1, 2; bur-wik for 3]
noun
1.
Also called Berwickshire [ber-ik-sheer, -sher] . a historic county in SE Scotland.
3.
a city in E central Pennsylvania.
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Berwick (ˈbɛrɪk)
 
n
James Fitzjames, Duke of Berwick. 1670--1734, marshal of France and illegitimate son of James II of England. He led French forces during the War of the Spanish Succession (1701--14)

Berwickshire (ˈbɛrɪkˌʃɪə, -ʃə)
 
n
(until 1975) a county of SE Scotland: part of the Borders region from 1975 to 1996, now part of Scottish Borders council area

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berwickshire

historic county, southeastern Scotland, on the North Sea. Berwickshire lies entirely within the Scottish Borders council area. The southern, lowland two-thirds of Berwickshire is called the Merse (March, or borderland) and supports considerable agriculture-especially, since the 18th century, extensive sheep farming. The northern, hilly portion of the county is known as Lammermuir. In the west Berwickshire includes most of the valley of Lauderdale

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