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- noun a firth on the southwestern coast of Scotland emptying into the North Channel
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Macmillan announced that Britain had agreed to allow the United States to use Holy Loch on the Firth of Clyde as a base for nuclear-powered and nuclear-armed submarines.
1959, May 24 2001
Glenbuck, on the border of Lanarkshire, and after a course of some 38 m. falls into the Firth of Clyde at the county town which, with the county, is named from it.
While on holidays, enjoying myself at a quiet and beautiful sea-side village on the shores of the Firth of Clyde, I received a note from a friend reminding me that an old football chum was still on the sick list, and making little or no progress towards recovery.
Scottish Football Reminiscences and Sketches David Drummond Bone
Point on the Kyles to Garroch Head on the Firth of Clyde is 15½ m.
Kirkcudbrightshire, S. by Wigtownshire and W. by the Firth of Clyde.
Church, if he had ever entertained the prospect very warmly, faded from his view; and at the age of nineteen I find him already in a post of some authority, superintending the construction of the lighthouse on the isle of Little Cumbrae, in the Firth of Clyde.
Three forms of speech were current in Scotland in the time of Burns, and, in different proportions, are current to-day: in the Highlands, north and west of a slanting line running from the Firth of Clyde to
Robert Burns How To Know Him William Allan Neilson 1907
Argyllshire hills, and the stretch of Firth of Clyde right down to Bute and the Lesser Cumbrae.
Till the Clock Stops 1902
Ireland, and the route was by the Firth of Clyde, where Kintyre, Arran,
Chronicles of Strathearn John Hunter 1883
The castle stood upon a bluff of land, with a fine prospect of the Firth of Clyde, and with a distant view of the Isle of Arran.
The Eustace Diamonds 1873