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Stirling

[stur-ling] /ˈstɜr lɪŋ/
noun
1.
Also called Stirlingshire
[stur-ling-sheer, -sher] /ˈstɜr lɪŋˌʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA)
. a historic county in central Scotland.
2.
a city in and the administrative center of the Central region, in central Scotland, on the Forth River.
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  • "I'll soon get rid of Stirling for you," said Edward Henry, turning instantly towards the doctor.

    The Regent E. Arnold Bennett
  • I shall have to deliver you from some dungeon in Stirling or Edinburgh Castle.'

    Waverley Sir Walter Scott
  • The return of the husband and father produced a considerable change in the little family at Stirling.

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • I am sure Mr Stirling will like to show you his flowers, you are so fond of them.

    Janet's Love and Service Margaret M Robertson
  • Political and social undercurrents were slowly working to the surface in the world of Stirling.

    The Barrier Allen French
  • It was assigned on the 12th to Stirling's brigade, and on the 15th to Fellows'.

  • When Washington reached the little town of Trenton, he was joined by Stirling, the junction raising the force to 5,000 men.

    The Greater Republic Charles Morris
  • He entered a monastery at Stirling, when only seventeen years of age.

British Dictionary definitions for Stirling

Stirling1

/ˈstɜːlɪŋ/
noun
1.
a city in central Scotland, in Stirling council area on the River Forth: its castle was a regular residence of many Scottish monarchs between the 12th century and 1603. Pop: 32 673 (2001)
2.
a council area of central Scotland, created from part of Central Region in 1996; includes most of the historical county of Stirlingshire: the Forth valley rises to the Grampian Mountains in the N. Administrative centre: Stirling. Pop: 86 370 (2003 est). Area: 2173 sq km (839 sq miles)

Stirling2

/ˈstɜːrlɪŋ/
noun
1.
Sir James. 1926–92, British architect; buildings include the Neue Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart (1977–84)
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