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Kilmarnock

(kĭlmär`nək), city (1991 pop. 51,799), East Ayrshire, SW Scotland. An industrial town in a mining area, it has industries that manufacture carpets, hosiery, farm and hydraulic machinery, whiskey, and shoes. Its textile industry (bonnets) dates from 1603; its dairy industry is also well known. 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 first poems were published there in 1786; the Burns Monument has a museum.

Kilmarnock

 

a city in Scotland (Great Britain) near Glasgow at the mouth of the Irvine River. Population, 47,800 (1970). Kilmarnock has machine-building, shoe, textile, knitted-wear, and food industries. Nearby are coal mines. Kilmarnock has long had a large cattle market.

Kilmarnock

a town in SW Scotland, the administrative centre of East Ayrshire: associations with Robert Burns; engineering and textile industries; whisky blending. Pop.: 43 588 (2001)
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