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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).


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.
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Watts said: "We are delighted to have helped Melrose Plc with this significant deal, which represents the culmination of Melrose's successful involvement with McKechnie.
Melrose's shareholders approving Melrose's acquisition of Elster for purposes of the United Kingdom Listing Authority listing rules and approving Melrose's rights issue of Melrose ordinary shares in the United Kingdom and the admission of such rights issue to trading, nil paid, on the London Stock Exchange;
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Melrose is also looking to boost its future production profile by buying interests in oil and gas fields in the Mediterranean and Black Sea region, CEO Thomas said.
Melrose executive chairman Robert Adair said: "We are well positioned to progress our high potential impact exploration and to selectively pursue other business development opportunities.
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