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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.]


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


(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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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.
Inverness College UHI is seeking to appoint a suitable contractor to carry out refurbishment works at its premises located at the Scottish School of Forestry, View Place, Balloch, Inverness IV2 5EA.
The Port of Inverness, operated and managed by Inverness Harbour Trust, is one of Inverness's oldest established businesses.
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INVERNESS CT St Mirren 1, Inverness 1 Josh Meekings earned the Highlanders a replay against a struggling St Mirren side with a second-half equaliser in Paisley to cancel out Marc McAusland's opener for the Buddies.
The former Town academy coach and All Saints pupil from Fartown has, as expected, followed manager Terry Butcher and his assistant Maurice Malpas from Inverness Caledonian Thistle to their Scottish Premiership rivals Hibs.
TERRY Butcher moved a step closer to becoming Hibernian's new manager after the Edinburgh club agreed compensation with Inverness.
Inverness v Celtic 12pm Saturday, live on ESPN INVERNESS defeated Celtic in the league at Parkhead this season - a coupon-busting 0-1 - but may face a backlash on their own turf.