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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A region of southeast Scotland on the Firth of Forth surrounding Edinburgh. "The Heart of Midlothian” was a popular name for the former Tolbooth Prison in Edinburgh and was used by Sir Walter Scott as the title of his 1818 novel.

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  • proper n. an area of Scotland, currently a council area, formerly a county

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