from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Middle English spellings of marquis and marquisess.

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

  • noun obsolete A marquis.


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  • 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

  • My father was not a juke exactly, nor aven a markis, and see, nevertheliss, to what a pitch I am come.

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush 2006

  • There is a sort of "hero-worship," as Mr Carlyle would term it, attaching to the most absurd, ridiculous, and even vicious doings of people who _might be_ fashionable; a counter-jumper, barber's clerk, medical student, or tailor's apprentice, adores the memory of that great man whom we are happy to be able to style the _late_ "markis."

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 327, January, 1843 Various

  • "Drown'd me if I ever 'eard sich' orrid talk in all my days, an 'I've groomed for a earl -- ah, an' a markis afore now!"

    Peregrine's Progress Jeffery Farnol 1915

  • The spook of a cook carn't reach the spook of a baron there hany more than a scullery-maid can reach a markis 'ere.

    The Water Ghost and Others John Kendrick Bangs 1892

  • "Mean ye the yoong laird, or the yoong markis, mem?"

    Malcolm George MacDonald 1864

  • "An 'gien the markis daur to cross me in 't," said Malcolm at last, as he ended, "lat him leuk till himsel ', for it's no at a buffet or twa I wad stick, gien the puir laird was intill' t."

    Malcolm George MacDonald 1864

  • "I pat them on to please my daddy an 'the markis," said Malcolm, with a half shamed faced laugh.

    Malcolm George MacDonald 1864

  • "Gien ye gang on like that, the markis 'll hae ye drummed oot o' the toon or twa days be ower," said Malcolm.

    Malcolm George MacDonald 1864

  • "An 'a yerl's neist door till a markis -- isna he?"

    Malcolm George MacDonald 1864


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