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Roxburghshire, an inland county of Scotland, having Dumfries on the S., Cumberland and Northumberland on the S.E. and E., Berwick on the N., Midlothian and Selkirk on the W. It contains 425,660 acres, of which two-fifths are cultivated. The land is undulating, and rises to the Cheviots from E. to S.W., and Carter Fell, etc., to the N. The hills afford excellent pasture, and sheep-walks are the great feature of the country. The woollen manufacture is carried on at Hawick and Jedburgh. At Kirk Yetholm is a great colony of gipsies. The principal rivers are the Tweed, Teviot. Gala, and Leader. The principal towns are Jedburgh, Hawick, Kelso, and Melrose.