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a seaport in SW Scotland.
Ayrshire (def 2).
Historical Examples

The Ayr is a lovely river, and you tell me you have never explored it.
Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume 2 Alexander Leighton

Send your son to Ayr: if he do weel here, he’ll do weel there.
The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop

By and by we went on to the monument, the strange classic temple that had loomed out of the twilight as we came to Ayr.
The Heather-Moon C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

He threw him ower the brig of Ayr into the water, and he was drowned.
Charles O’Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles Lever

Sir David and Malcolm, promptly mounting their gallant steeds, proceeded in full gallop for the port of Ayr.
The Eve of All-Hallows, Vol. 3 (of 3) Matthew Weld Hartstonge

Yet, from Burns’s poem we would gather that this latter lived in Ayr.
Robert Burns Principal Shairp.

Send your son to Ayr; if he did weel here, he’ll do weel there.
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood

They were all taken to Ayr, where the said Thomas Wylie died.
Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies) John Howie

Meanwhile the Procession had wound its enormous length from Ayr along a road almost choked up with spectators.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844 Various

In Scotland it occurs in Ayr, and on the eastern side to Moray.
The Moths of the British Isles, First Series Richard South

a port in SW Scotland, in South Ayrshire. Pop: 46 431 (2001)


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