Fife, a maritime county in the E. of Scotland, which juts out into the German Ocean and is washed by the Firths of Tay and Forth on its N. and S. shores respectively, thus forming a small peninsula; has for the most part a broken and hilly surface, extensively cultivated however, while the “How of Fife,” watered by the Eden, is a fertile valley, richly wooded; and valuable coal deposits are worked in the S. and W.; its long coast-line is studded with picturesque towns, many of them of ancient date, a circumstance which led James VI. to describe the county as “a beggar's mantle fringed with gold”; it is associated with much that is memorable in Scottish history.

Population (circa 1900) given as 190,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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