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Berwick

[ber-ik for 1, 2; bur-wik for 3] /ˈbɛr ɪk for 1, 2; ˈbɜr wɪk for 3/
noun
1.
Also called Berwickshire
[ber-ik-sheer, -sher] /ˈbɛr ɪkˌʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA)
. a historic county in SE Scotland.
3.
a city in E central Pennsylvania.
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Berwickshire

/ˈbɛrɪkˌʃɪə; -ʃə/
noun
1.
(until 1975) a county of SE Scotland: part of the Borders region from 1975 to 1996, now part of Scottish Borders council area

Berwick

/ˈbɛrɪk/
noun
1.
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)
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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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