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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hilding A base, menial wretch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hilding A mean, worthless person; a wretch.
    • hilding Cowardly; spiritless; base: as, a hilding fellow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hilding hild′ing a mean, cowardly person, a dastard
    • adj Hilding cowardly, spiritless
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. a corruption of hindling, dim. of hind, adj. Cf. Prov. E. hilderling, hinderling,. See Hinderling


In literature:

Some hilding fellow he must be, who dared not stay to assert his claim to the tourney prize which chance had assigned him.
"Ivanhoe A Romance" by Walter Scott
If I'd hit him, I couldn't have hild up me head in the morning.
"At the Foot of the Rainbow" by Gene Stratton-Porter
He was married to Hild, a daughter of Rolf Nefia, and their sons were Rolf and Thorer.
"Heimskringla" by Snorri Sturlason
Giles Gosling, the cowardly hilding, refused me one on any terms whatever, lest, forsooth, he should suffer.
"Kenilworth" by Sir Walter Scott
While she was spakin' the Power hild him up parade-set in the 'sun, an the sweat dhropped undher his helmet.
"Soldiers Three, Part II." by Rudyard Kipling
Then came Hilding, the foster-father with silvery hair.
"Northland Heroes" by Florence Holbrook
Hilding: a word derived from the Anglo-Saxon, and used indiscriminately to denote a young person of either sex.
"The Well in the Desert" by Emily Sarah Holt
Hilding found Frithiof playing chess with Bjoern, and immediately made known his errand.
"Myths of the Norsemen" by H. A. Guerber
Now when Hilding, that good old yeoman, reached the hall of Frithiof, he found the hero sitting with Bjoern at a game of chess.
"Told by the Northmen:" by E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
This idle toy, this hilding, scorns my power, And sets us all at nought.
"Jane Shore" by Nicholas Rowe
And who knows the old customs of the nation better than Hildebrand, son of Hilding?
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
King Hagen of Ireland, and Hilde, his wife, have a beautiful daughter, also called Hilde.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld
In our version of the story the character of Hild is left wholly undeveloped.
"Stories and Ballads of the Far Past" by Nora Kershaw
I drew Maggie to it, sat down and hild her to me side.
"The Comstock Club" by Charles Carroll Goodwin
Five of Hild's monks became bishops, and the poet Caedmon was first a herdsman, and then a brother of her house.
"The English Church in the Middle Ages" by William Hunt
Hild Hildesdun Hillersdon Bucks.
"Surnames as a Science" by Robert Ferguson
Both the conflicts between father and son, within the Hilding family, are pendants and each other's antithesis.
"Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3" by Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
Could'n' de collapse be hild up twell den?
"Three Little Women" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
Why should two men fight for a hilding who had equally jilted and cheated the pair?
"Parson Kelly" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
Hilde here figures as a typical Valkyr delighting in battle and bloodshed, who frustrates a reconciliation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various

In news:

Clockwise from left, Hungarian Embroidery Club members, Hilde Daugherty, Pat Boerst, Charlene Hoot and Rose Doran hold a queen size quilt that will be raffled off November 10th at Calvin United Church.
View full size Torsten Kjellstrand/The Oregonian Aleka Spurgeon-Heinrici (left) visits in her Portland apartment with a friend Ana Hilde.
Jamie Norton and Autumn Hild await the start of the grand march during the Brady High School 2012 junior-senior prom Saturday night.
We explore the Orpheus legend in music - and feature an historic performance of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice with Hilde Gueden and Fedora Barbieri.
SALEM — The Salem County Sheriff's Office has apprehended a city man owing more than $90,000 in back hild support.
Mammoth developer and businessman Paul Rudder, along with real estate investor Drew Hild, pulled a rabbit out of their hats this week.
Hild, 25, of Watchung was arrested and charged with shoplifting after she was caught stealing $66 worth of men's work clothes from Sears' in Watchung on August 30, police said.
Samuel Lawson was convicted of killing Noris Hilde and critically injuring his wife Sherl in 2003 at an Umpqua National Forest campground .
Hild, Fielder and Gasca perfect.
The Norwegian women's team of Fanny Welle-Strand Horn, Synnoeve Solemdal, Hilde Fenne and Tora Berger missed five targets and finished in 1:11:45.1 seconds to beat Ukraine by 30.4 seconds in the 4x6K relay.
He was born in Berlin Germany Jan 11, 1941 to Hilde and Walter Schulz .
Top row from left, Coach Damian Huffer, Gretel Keller, Darby Durrant, Brooke Madak, Morgan Sclesky, Mackenzie Wolf, Karlie Flesher, Sarah Beckett, Sami Hild.

In science:

Nowick A S and Berry B S 1972 Anelastic Relaxation in Crystal line Solids (New York & London: Academic Press) Hild S, L¨uck H, Winkler W, Strain K, Grote H, Smith J, Malec M, Hewitson M, Willke B, Hough J and Danzmann K 2006 Measurement of a low-absorption sample of OH-reduced fused silica Appl.
On the mechanical quality factors of cryogenic test masses from fused silica and crystalline quartz