Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The return which one who has been treated in an inn or tavern sometimes reckons himself bound in honor to make to the company: when he calls for his bottle he is said to give his archilowe.

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Examples

  • ` ` let us drink and gree like honest fellows --- The house will haud us a. I propose that this good little gentleman, that seems sair forfoughen, as I may say, in this tuilzie, shall send for a tass o 'brandy and I'll pay for another, by way of archilowe, and then we'll birl our bawbees a' round about, like brethren. ''

    Rob Roy

  • I propose that this good little gentleman, that seems sair forfoughen, as I may say, in this tuilzie, shall send for a tass o 'brandy and I'll pay for another, by way of archilowe, * and then we'll birl our bawbees a' round about, like brethren. "

    Rob Roy — Complete

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  • Mac: "I shall return."
    Arnie: I'll be back."

    January 17, 2013