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Alteration (influenced by the river Tweed) of Scots tweel twill from Middle English twile twill
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Scots tweel, with confusion with the River Tweed.
What frontier was adopted after Agricola's departure, whether Tweed or Cheviot or other, is unknown.
There is a large manufacture of tweed.
Two bridges connect the town with the south side of the Tweed.
The battle of Carham (1018) had given this land to the Scots, and Canute consented to draw the border line of England at the Tweed instead of at the Firth of Forth, when Malcolm did him homage.
It was not Stephens fault that the boundary of England did not permanently recede from the Tweed and the Soiway to the Tyne and the Ribble.
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