Definition of Celtic fringe in English:

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Celtic fringe

noun

The Highland Scots, Irish, Welsh, and Cornish in relation to the rest of Britain.
Example sentences
  • The western Celtic fringes of Britain and the inner cities are always ‘anti’, the Church of England ultimately ‘pro’, but others commonly switch sides.
  • On Thursday, we're due to hear a pitch from the Welsh Development Agency so it looks as though the Celtic fringes will be hammer and tongs over attracting investment to their shores once again.
  • While their influence on the Celtic fringes is being challenged, the impact upon their own sovereignty of Brussels and the European Community increases.

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Syllabification: Celt·ic fringe

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