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Kilmarnock, a parliamentary borough in Ayrshire, on Kilmarnock Water, 24 miles S.S.W. of Glasgow. It is an important centre of the iron trade, and since 1855 has been famous for its annual cheese-fair. The manufactures include carpets, calicoes, tweeds, winceys, boots and shoes. The town has many associations with Burns, to whom a monument was erected in the Kay Park in 1879.