from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See bothy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Scot. Same as bothy.

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  • noun A bothy


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  • Lachlan sat alone in his bothie, busily employed, in twisting his oat straw siaman, humming to himself, and listening to the sound of the torrent as it dashed over the rooks, the pattering of the heavy rain, and the sheughs of the north-west wind, moaning as it passed along, all of which only served to increase his sense of comfort as he drew his three-legged stool nearer to the bright peat fire.

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  • Mellanauir, and took the Prince about two miles further into Benalder, to a little sheil called Uiskchibra, where the hut or bothie was superlatively bad and smoky; yet His Royal Highness put up with everything.

    The Jacobite Rebellions (1689-1746) (Bell's Scottish History Source Books.) James Pringle Thomson

  • They are very different from the Highlander who, coming to the door of his cottage or bothie at dawn, regards steadfastly the signs and omens he notes in the appearance of the sky, the actions of animals, the flight of birds, and so forth, and derives there from

    Tea-Cup Reading and Fortune-Telling by Tea Leaves, by a Highland Seer

  • As the schools of herring were in full run, they had remained all night in the little bothie or hut, made of spruce boughs, down at the water-side, that they might at the earliest dawn draw their seine and set it again unmolested by the stray shots from the opposite side, which, notwithstanding the truce, had of late occasionally been fired.

    Neville Trueman, the Pioneer Preacher : a tale of the war of 1812

  • A shepherd on the hills of Scotland, who returns every night to his _bothie_, and finds a _warm_ supper cooked for him by some kind female hand, is a prince compared to the exile of

    Trade and Travel in the Far East or Recollections of twenty-one years passed in Java, Singapore, Australia and China. G. F. Davidson

  • And at night, when the only stir in the forest was that of the leaves whispering to the Secret People, Gilveen arose from where she lay and came to the other bothie and whispered Flann's name.

    The King of Ireland's Son Padraic Colum 1926

  • So a 'set oot an' ransackit the parish till a 'got him, an' gin he wesna sittin 'in a bothie takin' brose wi 'the plowmen an' expoundin 'Scripture a' the time.

    Kate Carnegie and Those Ministers Ian Maclaren 1878

  • So a 'set oot an' ransackit the parish till a 'got him, an' gin he wesna sittin 'in a bothie takin' brose wi 'the plowmen, an' expoundin 'Scripture a' the time.

    Rabbi Saunderson Ian Maclaren 1878

  • Hillocks scandalised the Glen by letting his house and living in the bothie -- through sheer greed of money -- it was taken by a fussy little man from the South, whose control over the letter "h" was uncertain, but whose self-confidence bordered on the miraculous.

    Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush Ian Maclaren 1878

  • This year her Majesty made her first stay at Alt-na-guithasach, the hut or bothie of "old John Gordon," the situation of which had taken her fancy and that of the Prince.

    Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen — Volume 2 Sarah Tytler 1870


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