A name given by Sir Walter Scott to Clarty Hole, on the south
bank of the Tweed, after it became his residence. Sir Walter devised
the name from a fancy he loved to indulge in, that the abbots of
Melrose Abbey, in ancient times, passed over the fords of the
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Abbotsford from Infoplease:
- Abbotsford: meaning and definitions - Abbotsford: Definition and Pronunciation
- Abbotsford - Abbotsford A name given by Sir Walter Scott to Clarty Hole, on the south bank of the Tweed, after ...
- Canada - Canada Area code Selected cities Alberta 403 Calgary 780 Edmonton British Columbia 250 Victoria ...
- Sir Walter Scott: Later Life and Works - Later Life and Works In 1825 Scott was ruined financially. He had assumed responsibility for the ...
- Dictionary Index - Dictionary Index A, a aa AAA AAAA A.A.A.L. A.A.A.S. Aachen A.A.E. A.Ae.E. AAES AAF A.Agr. aah ...