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  • noun Plural form of chield.


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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’ things—they 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 Dumple—there 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,

    The Settler and the Savage 1859

  • 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


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