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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of gralloch.


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  • "gralloched" and suspended across the inevitable gray Highland pony that makes such a capital "first light" for the foreground, and the line of triumphant march taken up for hunting-box, clachan or castle, have we not been told to repletion?

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 85, January, 1875 Various

  • The first time she saw a deer shot, when she was only nine or ten years old, she had watched enthralled as the keeper gralloched it. taking out its entrails.

    A Place Called Freedom Follett, Ken 1995

  • Some said 'twas a black man who had escaped off a foreign ship that had been stranded by Teesmouth, but in that case one would imagine that such an one would have eaten his victim raw, whereas the sheep and heifers that were killed had always been 'gralloched,' as the Scotch term it, that is, had been cut open with a knife and disembowelled, and the carcases removed.

    Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease

  • Up he hurried, and despatched and gralloched it with his

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn Neil Munro

  • He was towed ashore, bled and gralloched, and brought to camp in the canoe.

    Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador Mina Benson Hubbard 1913

  • All naked as he was he cut the stag's throat in the usual manner, and gralloched him with all the skill of Bucklaw.

    Adventures Among Books Andrew Lang 1878

  • The weight of an old specimen killed and gralloched by M. Severtzoff was too much for a strong mountain camel, the animal requiring four hours to do four versts (2.6 miles), and being obliged to lie down several times during the journey.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon Robert Armitage Sterndale 1870

  • As it happened, it proved to be the finest shot that day, and after it had been gralloched (as the Highlanders term the opening and cleaning of a stag), by the Norsemen, the light sledge was brought into requisition, the men harnessed themselves to it, and the reindeer was dragged to where the game had been left for picking up on their return; but to the surprise of all it was missing.

    Steve Young George Manville Fenn 1870

  • We gralloched the buck, and having fed the dogs with the offal, we carried him on a pole to the place where we had left the horses.

    The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon Samuel White Baker 1857

  • The low-country elk are much larger than those on the highlands; the latter are seldom more than from twelve to thirteen hands high; and of course their weight is proportionate, that of a buck in condition being about 400 pounds when gralloched.

    The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon Samuel White Baker 1857


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