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Selkirk

[sel-kurk] /ˈsɛl kɜrk/
noun
1.
Alexander (originally Alexander Selcraig) 1676–1721, Scottish sailor marooned on a Pacific island: supposed prototype of Robinson Crusoe.
2.
Also called Selkirkshire
[sel-kurk-sheer, -sher] /ˈsɛl kɜrkˌʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA)
. a historic county in SE Scotland.
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British Dictionary definitions for selkirkshire

Selkirkshire

/ˈsɛlkɜːkˌʃɪə; -ʃə/
noun
1.
(until 1975) a county of SE Scotland, now part of Scottish Borders

Selkirk

/ˈsɛlˌkɜːk/
noun
1.
Alexander. original name Alexander Selcraig. 1676–1721, Scottish sailor, who was marooned on one of the islets of Juan Fernández and is regarded as the prototype of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe
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Encyclopedia Article for selkirkshire

Selkirkshire

historic county in southeastern Scotland, occupying a rolling upland region dissected by the valleys of the Ettrick and Yarrow waters (rivers), which merge in the east with the River Tweed. Selkirkshire lies entirely within the Scottish Borders council area.

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