from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A burgh of southwest Scotland at the mouth of the Ayr River on the Firth of Clyde. It is a resort and a fishing port. Population: 46,100.
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- proper n. A town in Ayrshire, Scotland
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An open sea-beach; a sand-bank. Also spelled air.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a port in southwestern Scotland
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I went to boarding school in Ayr on the west coast of Scotland.
The cover of that book is more reminiscent of of the beach in Ayr in summertime than Hawaii – looks like a Glaswegian family on holidays!
In his keynote speech to the Scottish Conservative Conference in Ayr, Mr Cameron said:
In a speech to the Scottish Conservatives in Ayr yesterday, Mr Cameron said:
Charles Cumming was born in Ayr, Scotland in 1971.
The "Gibson" of this visit to Ayr is the same "silverheaded Packman" noted above.
"But how," inquired he, turning to Monteith, "did you happen to be in Ayr at this period? and how, above all, amongst the slaughtered Southrons at the palace?"
That in Ayr jail, the prisoners lay on straw, till Mr Neild supplied blankets from his own private charity.
The trilogy is set in the land of Ayr, which is dominated by the River Wynnd and its tributaries.
This army was also to relieve our wants, I mean those of my uncle the Earl of Pembroke, who for some time before had lain with a considerable force in the town called Ayr, near the old Caledonian