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A city of northern Scotland on the Moray Firth at the terminus of the Caledonian Canal.


also In·ver·ness  (ĭn′vər-nĕs′)
1. A long, loose overcoat with a detachable cape having a round collar.
2. The cape of such an overcoat.

[After Inverness.]
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1. (Placename) a city in N Scotland, administrative centre of Highland: tourism and specialized engineering. Pop: 40 949 (2001)
2. (Clothing & Fashion) (sometimes not capital) an overcoat with a removable cape
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(ˌɪn vərˈnɛs, ˈɪn vərˌnɛs)

1. Also called In`ver•ness′shire (-ʃɪər, -ʃər) a historic county in NW Scotland.
2. a seaport in the Highland region, in N Scotland. 61,077; 1080 sq. mi. (2797 sq. km).
3. (often l.c.) an overcoat with a removable cape.
4. a long, full, wool or worsted cape, often in a plaid pattern.
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References in classic literature ?
Knowing my Raffles as I did, I was not surprised when he dived under one end of this bridge, and came up with his Inverness cape and opera hat, which he had hidden there on his way to the house.
In less than five minutes I put them back, after winding the picture about my body beneath my Inverness cape.
The construction of a new multi-million-pound luxury hotel at Inverness Airport is almost complete - providing an economic boom to the Highlands as 40 staff are currently being recruited.
One of the most rewarding experiences of being a Women's Club of Inverness member is attending the May meeting.
the Blue toon and the Granite City side are both in Group d along with Championship sides dundee and Inverness Caley thistle, and League One raith rovers.
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INVERNESS CT v EDINBURGH C SCOTT SHEPHERD won an award for his Irn-Bru Cup heroics yesterday - but tonight he is targeting a Scottish Cup replay super show in Inverness.
THE PORT of Inverness, operated and managed by Inverness Harbour Trust, is one of Inverness's oldest established businesses.
Jake Mulraney might have been born in Dublin but he was made in Inverness.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-January 29, 2016-Ancora, Inverness investment firms merge
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