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The dragoons will be crying for ale, and they wunna want it, and maunna want it — they are unruly chields, but they pay ane some gate or other.
Old Mortality 2004
The noise the maitter o 'twenty chields like Sandy cud mak' wi 'their buit soles wud fair deave a hale neeperhude.
My Man Sandy J. B. Salmond
Troth, gudewife, just ane o thae writer chields that buys a thingsthey ca him Glossin, I think.
Chapter XXII 1917
I could gar him show mair action, said his master, but we are twa lang-legged chields after a, and it would be a pity to distress Dumplethere wasna the like o him at Staneshiebank fair the day.
Chapter XXIII 1917
Evan Dhu exclaimed with some eagerness, after looking at the dragoons, ` ` These are the very chields that galloped off at
The Waverley 1877
` ` And will ye face thae tearing chields, the dragoons,
The Waverley 1877
"But I was jist clean affronted wi 'the way' at the young chields behaved themselves till him."
David Elginbrod George MacDonald 1864
"Stoot chields they are, an 'pleesant," muttered Sandy, leaning both hands on a thick cudgel which he had cut for himself out of the bush,
But there's mony yauld chields amang thae volunteers; and I mauna say muckle about them that's no weel and no very able, because I am something that gate mysell --- But we'se do our best. ''
The Antiquary 1845
Kirsty was a remarkably weel-faur'd woman, and a number o 'the farm lads round about used to come and see her, as weel as trades' chields frae about Coldstream and Birgham -- no that she gied them ony encouragement, but that it was her misfortune to hae a gude-looking face.
Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXII Alexander Leighton 1837