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Fife,

council area (1993 est. pop. 351,200), 510 sq mi (1,322 sq km), and former county, E Scotland, between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Tay. The land rises to 1,500 ft (457 m) in the Lomond Hills. Fishing villages of great antiquity dot the eastern coast. One of Scotland's most prosperous areas, Fife has pastures and productive farmland in the central valleys of the Leven and Eden and rich coal fields in the west and east. One of the new townsnew towns,
planned urban communities in Great Britain, developed by long-term loans from the central government and first authorized by the New Towns Act of 1946. The chief purpose of the act was to reduce congestion in the great cities (or at least prevent its increase) through
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, GlenrothesGlenrothes
, town (1991 pop. 33,639), Fife, E Scotland, on the Leven River. Glenrothes was designated one of the new towns in 1948 to provide housing, community services, and increased social and economic diversity for an expanding mining area.
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 was opened there in 1959 and has since become industrially diversified. KirkcaldyKirkcaldy
, 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.
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 was a center of linoleum manufacture. Other industries are linen weaving and brewing.

Fife was once a Pictish kingdom. Saint AndrewsSaint Andrews,
town (1991 pop. 11,302), Fife, E Scotland, on the North Sea. A summer resort, it is famous for its golf courses. It was the seat of an archbishop from 908 and the ecclesiastical capital of Scotland until the Reformation. St.
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, seat of Scotland's oldest university, was the ecclesiastical capital of Scotland until the Reformation, and DunfermlineDunfermline
, city (1991 pop. 52,105), Fife, E central Scotland, on the Firth of Forth. It is a center for the manufacture of table linen and terylene, a synthetic fabric, and has silk mills, collieries, and engineering works.
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 was once a royal burgh. Under the Local Government Act of 1973, the county of Fife became a region in 1975, and in the local government reorganization of 1996, the region became a council area.


fife,

small transverse flute with six to eight finger holes adopted for military music by Swiss regiments serving in France in the late 15th cent. The fife was used in the British army until the end of the 19th cent. The piccolopiccolo,
small transverse flute pitched an octave higher than the standard flute. Its tone is bright and shrill, and it can produce the highest notes in the orchestral range. The piccolo is used in orchestras and especially in military bands. See fife.
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 has largely replaced the fife in modern use.

fife

a small high-pitched flute similar to the piccolo and usually having no keys, used esp in military bands

Fife

a council area and historical county of E central Scotland, bordering on the North Sea between the Firths of Tay and Forth: coastal lowlands in the north and east, with several ranges of hills; mainly agricultural. Administrative centre: Glenrothes. Pop.: 352 040 (2003 est.). Area: 1323 sq. km (511 sq. miles)
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Mr Swinney said: "Woodmill High School was devastated by the fire and it is clear that Fife Council, Fife College and surrounding schools have made a tremendous effort to find alternative accommodation and minimise disruption to pupils' learning.
"Fife Council's aim is to create conditions in Fife where all residents have the capability to live good lives, make choices and reach their potential."
Ironically, Fife is not a holder of a PWD identification card, Nor is a member of the local disability support organization.
In the face of an equally determined Fife attack, the Sharks kept the opposition at bay until 48.44 when the visitors widened the gap to 3-1.
Coventry's David Clements and Fife's Russ Moyer also collecting five each for fighting at the same time, 36.19.
"BiFab's achievements show that Fife has a first-class engineering skills-base, world leading facilities and that investing in the region can reap real business benefits," says Councillor Lesley Laird, Fife Council's depute leader and executive spokesperson for Economy and Planning.
After graduating in 1999 from Temescal Canyon High School in Lake Elsinore, Calif., where he quarterbacked the team to the division title game his senior year, Fife joined the Ducks as a redshirt freshman that fall.
Chris Blight returned from injury at Fife last night, but Jake Morissette, Rupert Quiney, Mark Richardson and Adam Harding were all missing.
Through direct interactions with these civilian groups, the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps is able to do something no other military band can: truly immerse themselves in a genre.
Ms Fife, who lives in Marske, said: "I wanted to commemorate Thomas' bravery in the hope that his story would encourage young people today.
A Labour Party spokesman said: "Lindsay Roy is an outstanding Fife head teacher and will be an outstanding Fife MP.
But he lost his fight for life at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, Fife.