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river, 97 mi (156 km) long, rising in the Southern Uplands of Scotland. It flows E through S Scotland then NE, forming the Scotland-England border for 17 mi (27 km) before entering the North Sea at Berwick, NE England. The Tweed system drains most of SE Scotland; the Gala, Ettrick, and Teviot are its chief tributaries. In Scotland the Tweed waters a sheep-farming region and passes PeeblesPeebles
, town (1991 pop. 6,750), Scottish Borders, S Scotland, at the confluence of Eddleston Water and the Tweed River. It is a mountain resort and a farm market with woolen mills. Ruins of a 13th-century church and castle remain.
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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.
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, and Kelso. The Tweed also has rich salmon fisheries.


rough, unfinished woolen fabric, of a soft, open, flexible texture resembling cheviot or homespun, but more closely woven. It is made in either plain or twill weave and may have a check, twill, or herringbone pattern. Subdued, interesting color effects (heather mixtures) are obtained by twisting together different-colored woolen strands into a two- or three-ply yarn. Tweeds are desirable for outer wear, being moisture resistant and very durable.



a river in Great Britain. The Tweed is 163 km long and drains an area of approximately 5,000 sq km. Originating in the Southern Uplands, it flows primarily in an easterly direction at first through a hilly region and then, in its lower course, over a plain. The mean flow rate in the lower course, at the city of Norham, is 83 cu m per sec. The Tweed empties into the North Sea and is navigable near its mouth at high tide. The city of Berwick-upon-Tweed is located at its mouth.


a. a thick woollen often knobbly cloth produced originally in Scotland
b. (as modifier): a tweed coat


a river in SE Scotland and NE England, flowing east and forming part of the border between Scotland and England, then crossing into England to enter the North Sea at Berwick. Length: 156 km (97 miles)
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He also expressed the importance of Tweed to keep him grounded.
The Harris Tweed Authority is the brand regulator for Harris Tweed, which is defined as being 100 per cent pure new wool, dyed, spun, hand-woven at the home of the weaver and finished in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
The self-confessed "horsey girl" was inspired to create a Northumbrian tweed to rival offerings from just over the border in Scotland.
The stylish Harris Tweed Bowmore grand sofa and armchair from Barker and Stonehouse feature an Edwardian style, with elegant curves and simple lines.
This upgraded facility will bring significant benefits for the health of the Tweed River system as the concentrations of phosphorus will be reduced by 90 per cent and nitrogen levels will be cut by 40 per cent.
Sadly, these execrable jackets put generations of people off tweed.
Giorgio Armani created the modern androgynous women – with masculine tailoring in tweed – and teamed with bold, powerful colours that clash to complete the look.
The name Samuel Tweed has been synonymous with luxury mohair ever since.
The attack came after the Tweeds claimed they heard Mr Grantham threatening to attack Deuces Bar and Lounge, a venue in which Jack Tweed had invested money.
It is a shame a horse like Harris Tweed might not get a run because he's a three-year-old, while an older horse like Becausewecan might get in, despite being rated 91 and beaten a total of 61 lengths on his last three starts.
Tweed issued a statement through his solicitor, Philip Smith, which read: "I'm relieved that the jury have taken a matter of minutes to see through these scurrilous and completely groundless allegations.
London, April 21 (ANI): Jack Tweed has denied in court that he raped a teenage girl, and insisted that she was a willing participant.