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A town of east-central Scotland northwest of Edinburgh. It was long a favorite residence of Scottish kings. Andrew Carnegie was born here (1835) and gave the town its library.
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(Placename) a city in E Scotland, in SW Fife: ruined palace, a former residence of Scottish kings. Pop: 39 229 (2001)
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(dʌnˈfɜrm lɪn, -ˈfɛrm-, dʌm-)

a city in the Fife region in E Scotland, near the Firth of Forth. 52,057.
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The old monks of Dunfermline were very fond of them.
BANNOCKBURN .........................12 DUNFERMLINE............................28 Bannockburn hosted the Tennent's Caledonia Midlands Division 4 champions, desperate to deprive them of an unbeaten season.
FALKIRK v DUNFERMLINE LOUIS LONGRIDGE always tries to block out noise from the crowd when he's out on the pitch.
TO WIN Dunfermline 9/4 Dundee Utd 10/11 Draw 5/2 SCORELINE Draw 0-0 16/1 Draw 1-1 13/2 Dunfermline 1-014/1 Dunfermline 2-020/1 Dunfermline 2-1 10/1 Dundee Utd 1-0 10/1 Dundee Utd 2-0 11/1 Dundee Utd 2-1 15/2 Dundee Utd 3-0 16/1 1ST SCORER A Andreu 9/2 S Murray 5/1 N Clark 6/1 F El Alagui 13/2 G Reilly 7/1 S Fraser 7/1 D Hopkirk 15/2 M Moffat 15/2 T Obadeyi 17/2 CSmith 9/1 J Cardle 9/1 K Higginbotham 9/1 Betfair DUNFERMLINE v DUNDEE U Today, 12.30pm
DUNFERMLINE should be too strong for Airdrieonians at East End Park this evening and take another step towards the Ladbrokes League One title.
Stenhousemuir .....................0 Dunfermline ..........................5 Allan Johnston was delighted with his five-star troops after last weekend's defeat to Ayr.
MORECAMBE gave me another Super Single winner last week but Dunfermline losing and not scoring beat me for a couple of lines.
Andy Kirk headed a late equaliser as Dunfermline came from two goals behind to give their slim survival hopes a lift in a 4-4 thriller with St Mirren.
The European Commission authorised, on 25 January, the aid granted by the UK authorities to facilitate the restructuring of the Dunfermline Building Society of the United Kingdom.
THE Chancellor has defended the deal which will see the Nationwide take over the Dunfermline Building Society.
THE taxpayer sank more than pounds 1.6 billion into the rescue of Dunfermline Building Society yesterday as the Prime Minister branded the stricken mutual the "author of its own mistakes".
Prime Minister Gordon Brown yesterday branded Dunfermline Building Society an "author of its own mistakes" as the Government stepped in to lead a rescue sale and break-up of the ailing mutual.