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A village of southern Scotland on the English border. From 1754 to 1856 it was a common destination for eloping English couples seeking to wed under Scotland's relatively lax marriage laws.
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(Placename) a village in S Scotland, in Dumfries and Galloway on the border with England: famous smithy where eloping couples were married by the blacksmith from 1754 until 1940, when such marriages became illegal. Pop: 2705 (2001)
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Gret′na Green′(ˈgrɛt nə)
a village in S Scotland, to which many English couples formerly eloped to be married.
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