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Kirkcaldy

(kərkô`dē, –kôl`–), town (1991 pop. 46,356) and district, Fife, E Scotland, on the Firth of Forth. Industries textiles and furniture manufacture and light electrical engineering. Its port engages in coastal trade. Several Flemish-style structures from the later Middle Ages rest near Kirkcaldy Harbor. The district comprises seven villages, including Dysart, strung along the shore, giving rise to the name "Lang Toun." Adam SmithSmith, Adam,
1723–90, Scottish economist, educated at Glasgow and Oxford. He became professor of moral philosophy at the Univ. of Glasgow in 1752, and while teaching there wrote his Theory of Moral Sentiments
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 was born in Kirkcaldy.

Kirkcaldy

 

a city and port in Great Britain, in Scotland, on the Firth of Forth. Population, 52,000 (1970). It has linen, carpet, and food industries. Oil-cloth and linoleum are produced. There also are casting, boiler-making, and textile machine-building industries. Coal mines are located nearby.

Kirkcaldy

a port in E Scotland, in SE Fife on the Firth of Forth. Pop.: 46 912 (2001)
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