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a river in E Scotland, flowing generally northeast through the Grampian Mountains to the Moray Firth: salmon fishing; parts of the surrounding area (Speyside) are famous for whisky distilleries. Length: 172 km (107 miles)
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  • Excellent sections of these rocks are exposed in the Findhorn, the Divie and the tributaries of the spey.

  • Yet its use is absolutely indispensable to the salmon angler on the spey.

  • The logs were floated down the spey, and built at speymouth into forty-seven ships of an aggregate burthen of 19,000 tons.

    Trees. A Woodland Notebook Herbert Maxwell
  • I am afraid he will think but little of it after the spey, but he will be too polite to say so.

    A Devotee Mary Cholmondeley
  • Well, I mounted the walls in tolerable heart, and was placed with others on the spey Tower, being accounted a good bowman.

    The Fair Maid of Perth Sir Walter Scott
  • There is a river in Scotland called the spey; that I suppose is no news.

    Cats W. Gordon Stables
  • Since that period a substantial bridge has been thrown over the spey.

  • A few minutes brought them to the spey, where they alighted in safety.

  • Another turns up the spey, and by this beautiful strath would bring us into the heart of the Highlands.

    Bonnie Scotland A.R. Hope Moncrieff

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