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Greenock

(grēn`ək, grĭn`–, grĕn`–), city (1991 pop. 58,436), Inverclyde, W Scotland, on the Firth of Clyde. Greenock is a port, and shipping and shipbuilding are major industries. Others include engineering, textile manufacturing, sugar refining, and the production of office equipment. Greenock is the birthplace of James WattWatt, James,
1736–1819, Scottish inventor. While working at the Univ. of Glasgow as an instrument maker, Watt was asked to repair a model of Thomas Newcomen's steam engine.
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, the discoverer of steam power. Robert BurnsBurns, Robert,
1759–96, Scottish poet. Life

The son of a hard-working and intelligent farmer, Burns was the oldest of seven children, all of whom had to help in the work on the farm.
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's "Highland Mary" (Mary Campbell) was buried in the cemetery of North Kirk. The church (founded 1591) with windows by William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, D. G. Rossetti, and Ford Madox Brown, was removed to nearby Seafield to make room for expanding shipyards.

Greenock

 

a city and port in Scotland, on the southern shore of the Firth of Clyde, in Renfrewshire. Population, 71,900 (1967). It is an outer harbor for Glasgow. Greenock has a shipbuilding industry and other branches of machine building and a food-processing industry, including sugar refining. Woolen and knit goods are produced in the city. Raw sugar is the main import, and machines are the main export. Greenock is the hometown of J. Watt, the inventor of the steam engine.

Greenock

a port in SW Scotland, in Inverclyde on the Firth of Clyde: shipbuilding and other marine industries. Pop.: 45 467 (2001)
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The First Minister said: The port at Greenock provides the gateway to Glasgow and the west coast of Scotland, and I am delighted that it may be one of the first beneficiaries of the city deal being supported by the Scottish Government.
Greenock town centre and other parts of the area have been reopened to the waterfront.
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