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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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Melrose chairman Christopher Miller said: "Today sees the formation of a new manufacturing powerhouse, headquartered in the UK and with diverse operations around the world."
Steve Turner, Unite assistant general secretary, said: "The assurances the Government claim to have secured are unenforceable, short-term and inadequate." And Labour's shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey said: "If the Government think today's weak, late and unenforceable assurances from Melrose are sufficient, they are deeply mistaken."
Melrose said it was ready to make a five-year commitment to the business, having agreed with the Takeover Panel to maintain its UK listing and headquarters and ensure that a majority of its directors are resident in the UK.
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Melrose has offered GKN shareholders a total of [pounds sterling]1.4 billion in cash and the chance to own a 60 per cent stake in Melrose.
Melrose sought to win over GKN shareholders by promising them an improved 60% stake in the combined firm.