from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Scotch form of gold.

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

  • noun Scot. Gold; wealth.


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  • To their eternal discredit, the persons referred to did not look to the quality and ring of the "gowd," but were guided by the superficial "guinea stamp."

    A Hundred Years by Post A Jubilee Retrospect James Wilson Hyde 1879

  • George Inn, Melrose, told the author that he saw a stone taken from the river bearing this inscription: — “I, Sir John Pringle of Palmer stede, Give an hundred markis of gowd sae reid, To help to bigg my brigg ower Tweed.”

    The Monastery 2008

  • February 1, 2008 at 9:24 am n dansses furr nawt furrstee 2 tihs. grate minds…tehy gowd 2 teh saem playss.

    bad trip kitteh - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger? 2008

  • No silber, gowd, or chewels wuz taked, but teh clawset wuz awl in a mess adn it is assoomed tat teh priseless costume JCH0K weared in Teh Sownd adnt the Fury of Music is missin.

    I swearz ta tells twoof an nuttin but - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger? 2008

  • February 1, 2008 at 4:45 pm injry lolyer furr teh defenss asks “how mush will it taek 2 maek tihs gowd awai?”

    insurance scam kitteh - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger? 2008

  • “All that is left at present,” said the Master, affecting more cheerfulness than perhaps he really felt, “is just the green purse and the wee pickle gowd, as the old song says; but we shall do better one day, Caleb.”

    The Bride of Lammermoor 2008

  • And openin 'oot their gear, they offer't till him gifts - gowd, and frankincense, and myrrh.

    01/01/2003 - 02/01/2003 John 2003

  • “The chain of gowd!” re-echoed the housekeeper, both aghast with astonishment at the audacity of the proposal. — “I will keep a few links,” continued the young man,

    Old Mortality 2004

  • “I beg your pardon, sir, my wants shall be very few; and would you please to give me the gold chain, which the Margrave gave to my father after the battle of Lutzen” — “Mercy on us! the gowd chain?” exclaimed his uncle.

    Old Mortality 2004

  • Ochone = a gaelic word meanin "Woe is me" gowd = gold hae = have wi 'a richt guid will = with a right goodwill

    Will Ye Gang, Love 1997


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