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For Scottish names spelled thus, use Murray.


(mûr`ē), council area (1993 est. pop. 86,250), 864 sq mi (2,237 sq km), and former county, NE Scotland. Under the Local Government Act of 1973, the county of Moray (or Morayshire) was divided between the former Highland and Grampian regions in 1975. In the local government reorganization of 1996, Grampian was dissolved and the council area of Moray was created; the new council area is larger than the former county. The county of Moray was formerly called Elgin or Elginshire.


see eeleel,
common name for any fish in the order Anguilliformes, and characterized by a long snakelike body covered with minute scales embedded in the skin. Eels lack the hind pair of fins, adapting them for wriggling in the mud and through the crevices of reefs and rocky shores.
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any voracious marine coastal eel of the family Muraenidae, esp Muraena helena, marked with brilliant patterns and colours


1, Murray
1st Earl of, title of James Stuart. ?1531--70, regent of Scotland (1567--70) following the abdication of Mary, Queen of Scots, his half-sister. He defeated Mary and Bothwell at Langside (1568); assassinated by a follower of Mary


a council area and historical county of NE Scotland: part of Grampian region from 1975 to 1996: mainly hilly, with the Cairngorm mountains in the S. Administrative centre: Elgin. Pop.: 87 460 (2003 est.). Area: 2238 sq. km (874 sq. miles)
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Burgundy casks, originally used for chardonnay, have brought their signature notes to Glen Moray 10 Year Old Chardonnay Cask Matured (Tesco, Sainsbury's, around PS25).
OUTDOORS Moray and her boyfriend, Art Nord, set the patio apart from the rest of the yard with a DIY screen made out of trellises and translucent sheets of plastic.
Then, when it looks as if The Paradise might be sold, Moray (Emun Elliott) comes back with plans to reinvigorate the ailing store.
Vaughan Tyson said: "I am delighted to be joining Moray Seafoods at this tremendously exciting time for the company and my initial focus will be on further developing the company's crab business.
It's unlikely that Moray will ever fill the NEC Arena - or whatever it's now called - but one of the attractions of the folk artist is that they don't aspire to the aloofness of pop stardom.
Robert Moray was born about 1608 or 1609 in Perthshire, Scotland.
In part 3 Moray continues Carr's story beyond the time frame of Moray's dissertation.
Ursula Moray Williams married Peter John and is survived by three of their four children.
Turtles, nurse sharks, eagle rays, lobsters, moray eels, groupers and spotted drum provide endless photography opportunities, and 200-foot visibility is not unusual.
Tony Archer, manager of the Moray Firth Wildlife Centre in Spey Bay, near Garmouth, in Moray, said: "This colony seems to be disappearing steadily year by year, at a rate of about six per cent per annum.
The moray was not large, only four feet long or so.
In another case, 385 pounds of moray eel liver was used to isolate 0.