from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital of Scotland, in the eastern part of the country on the Firth of Forth. The city grew up around a castle built in the 11th century by King Malcolm III, successor to Macbeth, and it became the capital of Scotland in 1437. Edinburgh later developed into an important literary and cultural center and is the site of an annual international festival of the arts. Population: 436,000.
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- proper n. The capital of Scotland.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the capital of Scotland; located in the Lothian Region on the south side of the Firth of Forth
Edinburgh, as a picturesque, historic city, he loved with a life's devotion; Edinburgh, as a frivolous social centre, he despised; so some of the strictures he made on it in _Picturesque Edinburgh_, published in 1879, and beautifully illustrated by Mr Sam Bough and Mr Lockhart, gave dire offence at the time to the denizens of 'Auld Reekie,' and are in some quarters hardly pardoned even now when death and fame have made
 Tait stated that in Edinburgh many married women living with their husbands in comfortable circumstances, and having children, were found to be acting as prostitutes, that is, in the regular habit of making assignations with strangers (W. Tait, _Magdalenism in Edinburgh_, 1842, p. 16).
Greyfriars, Edinburgh, a full account will be found in Kay's _Edinburgh
NORTH -- Here, James, is one of the best, because most business-like prospectuses I ever read, of a new weekly periodical about to be published in Edinburgh in the middle of November -- the _Edinburgh Literary Journal.
[The poet alludes in this letter to the profits of the Edinburgh edition of his Poems: the exact sum is no where stated, but it could not have been less than seven hundred pounds.] _Edinburgh, March 22d, 1787.
[It has been said in the Life of Burns, that for some time after he went to Edinburgh, he did not visit Dr. Blacklock, whose high opinion of his genius induced him to try his fortune in that city: it will be seen by this letter that he had neglected also, for a time, at least, to write to Dr. Laurie, who introduced him to the Doctor.] _Edinburgh, Feb. 5th, 1787.
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EDINBURGH: Ethiopia distance star Kenenisa Bekele could only manage fourth place in the nine kilometre Edinburgh cross-country race as he suffered a rare defeat on Saturday.
EDINBURGH NEWS: The industry should stop obsessing with HBO and celebrate UK drama, which is as good as its US counterpart, a distinguished panel argued here in Edinburgh.
EDINBURGH, Scotland, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Clippings from a centuries-old yew in Scotland will help form the world's first DNA yew hedge at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, garden officials said.
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