a village in S Scotland, near the English border, to which many English couples formerly eloped to be married.
a village in S Scotland, in Dumfries and Galloway on the border with England: famous smithy where eloping couples were married by the blacksmith from 1754 until 1940, when such marriages became illegal. Pop: 2705 (2001)
town in Scotland just across the border, proverbial from late 18c. as the customery place for English couples to run off and be married without parental consent.
noun, British Informal. 1. marriage without parental consent; elopement.
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