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city (1990 pop. 28,150), Middlesex co., E Mass., a suburb of Boston; settled c.1629, set off from Malden and inc. 1850. It is chiefly residential. The opera star Geraldine FarrarFarrar, Geraldine
, 1882–1967, American operatic soprano, b. Melrose, Mass.; pupil of Lilli Lehmann. She made her debut in Europe (1901) and sang at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City, from 1906 to 1922.
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 was born in Melrose.


town (1991 pop. 2,221), Scottish Borders, S Scotland, on the Tweed River. It is the site of one of the finest ruins in Scotland—Melrose Abbey, owned by the nation and founded for Cistercians by David I in 1136. Sir Walter ScottScott, Sir Walter,
1771–1832, Scottish novelist and poet, b. Edinburgh. He is considered the father of both the regional and the historical novel. Early Life and Works

After an apprenticeship in his father's law office Scott was admitted (1792) to the bar.
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's Lay of the Last Minstrel has descriptions of its beauty. Several times partly destroyed and rebuilt, the abbey contains the heart of Robert I (Robert the Bruce).
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GKN chairman Mike Turner said: "The comments from Airbus that stress the need for long-term investment and strategic vision in our industry emphasise our firmly held belief that Melrose is not an appropriate owner of GKN.
Such was the Stirling's resistance that it took Melrose 20 minutes to add further points when turnover ball allowed Iain Moody to break clear, then with support from Murdo McAndrew the ball was moved right, for Ali Grieve to add more go-forward, before Fraser Thomson squeezed over in the corner.
Melrose chairman Christopher Miller accused GKN's board of approving a "hasty fire sale" of offshoots.
The comments came after Melrose chairman Christopher Miller hit out at the takeover target's efforts to fight off the hostile bid, particularly GKN's recent agreement to merge its automotive business with US firm Dana in a $6.
David Cumming, Aviva Investors' chief investment officer for equities, said: "As shareholders in both Melrose and GKN, we favour Melrose's proposed measured execution of value rather than GKN's reactive review of its business structure.
By comparison, precedent FTSE 100 takeovers have an average premium of 43%," he explained, adding that Melrose has paid "materially higher premiums in each of its prior public takeovers".
Ms Stevens said: "We believe GKN's current owners should retain all the benefits of the clear upside potential in GKN, rather than handing almost half of this upside to Melrose and its shareholders.
Imagine a thicker Melrose slice, full of flavour, made to melt and simply ooze out of a tasty toastie.
By Alice, Erin, Owen and Ruby Melrose Centre students in their purpose built classroom
Those areas that Melrose is required to address, for example, include loan policy deficiencies, the funding of an allowance for loan/lease losses shortfall, and a concentration reduction plan for its $1.
On 6 July, Melrose announced a deal to buy US-based industrial company Nortek, Inc.
NASDAQ: NTK), a global diversified industrial company with brands and air management and technology-driven solutions for residential and commercial applications, has signed a contract and plan of merger with Melrose Industries PLC, a UK listed public company and Nevada Corporation, a newly created wholly owned subsidiary of Melrose, to be acquired by Melrose.