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Paisley(pāz`lē), town (1991 pop. 84,330), Renfrewshire, W Scotland, on the White Cart Water, a stream. It has a thriving textile industry and is an extremely large producer of thread. Other manufactures are boilers, chemicals, and soap; food is processed. Patterned Paisley shawls were famous in the 19th cent. Paisley Priory (1163), later an abbey, holds the tombs of several members of Scottish royalty. It was burned by the English in 1307. The present building dates from the 15th cent.
a city in Scotland, Great Britain, situated on the Cart River, a tributary of the Clyde. Population, 95,000 (1971). An industrial center of the Clydeside conurbation, Paisley has food and condiment, chemical, and woodworking industries and a textile industry manufacturing cotton threads and other goods. There is also machine building, producing, among other items, equipment for the textile and food industries.
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