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Falkirk

[fawl-kurk] /ˈfɔl kɜrk/
noun
1.
an administrative district in the Central region, in S central Scotland. 110 sq. mi. (285 sq. km).
2.
a city in this district, W of Edinburgh: Scots under Wallace defeated by the English in 1298.
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  • The payments at Falkirk were all made through the bankers; there were always from four to six bank-tents on the muir.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M'Combie
  • It is to be remarked that the same army had been already surprised at Falkirk.

    The Jacobite Rebellions (1689-1746) James Pringle Thomson
  • Unless at Falkirk tryst, I had never been among such a parcel of rogues in my life.

    Cats W. Gordon Stables
  • The highest figure at that time for feeding-cattle at Falkirk Tryst was about £13.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M'Combie
  • Dr. Falkirk paid him fifty dollars this morning at the grocery; for I saw him do it, and heard him say how much it was.

    In The Saddle Oliver Optic
  • My father and I always had about the best cattle at Falkirk Tryst.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M'Combie
  • Dupplin, Falkirk, Halidon Hill and many another field proved the error.

    Homer and His Age Andrew Lang
  • It seems, indeed, to have been long before the battle of Falkirk.

  • It was held by the Highlanders in 1746, and its bells pealed in honour of the victory at Falkirk.

    Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys Dugald Butler and Herbert Story
  • Here, in 1298, was fought the battle of Falkirk, and Wallace was defeated.

    The Spell of Scotland Keith Clark
British Dictionary definitions for Falkirk

Falkirk

/ˈfɔːlkɜːk/
noun
1.
a town in Scotland, the administrative centre of Falkirk council area: scene of Edward I's defeat of Wallace (1298) and Prince Charles Edward's defeat of General Hawley (1746); formerly a major iron and steel centre; the Falkirk Wheel, an innovative rotating canal boat lift, is nearby. Pop: 32 379 (2001)
2.
a council area in central Scotland, on the Firth of Forth: created in 1996 from part of Central Region: largely agricultural, with heavy industry in Falkirk and Grangemouth. Administrative centre: Falkirk. Pop: 145 920 (2003 est). Area: 299 sq km (115 sq miles)
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