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Scotchman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Scotchman a native or inhabitant of Scotland
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scotchman A native or inhabitant of Scotland; a Scot; a Scotsman.
    • Scotchman (Naut) A piece of wood or stiff hide placed over shrouds and other rigging to prevent chafe by the running gear.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Scotchman A native of Scotland; a Scotsman.
    • n Scotchman Nautical, a wrapping of stiff canvas or a piece of wood or metal fitted to a shroud or any other standing rigging, to save it from being chafed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Scotchman a native of Scotland
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Quotations

  • Samuel Johnson
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    “The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England.”
  • Samuel Johnson
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    “Much may be made of a Scotchman, if he be caught young.”

Usage

In literature:

As I did so, I felt the Scotchman's eyes examining me narrowly.
"Dead Man's Rock" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
His father was a Scotchman, who had come over and settled in Boston, and married a Salem girl.
"The Best Ghost Stories" by Various
I'm afraid if he is asked about me, as he's a Scotchman he will say I am 'just an innocent'!
"Great Possessions" by Mrs. Wilfrid Ward
Rip shook hands solemnly with the grinning Scotchman.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The Scotchman's tone was unpleasantly dry.
"We and the World, Part II. (of II.)" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
The Scotchman sat, smoking his pipe in silence, for some minutes after he had concluded.
"A Jacobite Exile" by G. A. Henty
We feel very much as the Scotchman did who entered the fish market.
"Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z" by Various
The present organ, which was established in 1640, is the work of a scotchman, named George Lesselie.
"Rouen, It's History and Monuments" by Théodore Licquet
The Scotchman goes everywhere; the world is his oyster.
"Post-Prandial Philosophy" by Grant Allen
He was a pupil of Alexander, a Scotchman, and afterward an assistant to West.
"A Text-Book of the History of Painting" by John C. Van Dyke
He was a Scotchman by birth, but the best part of his life had been spent in Canada.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
We Englishmen may leave it to the Scotchman Carlyle to settle with that comparison.
"Platform Monologues" by T. G. Tucker
To the courage of a knight-errant Cochrane added the shrewd and humorous sagacity of a Scotchman.
"Deeds that Won the Empire" by W. H. Fitchett
I tried it, and not being a Scotchman, found it horrible, and fell back upon the patient ass.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
One couldn't expect anything better from a Scotchman, though.
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
Wylie, 9th H.L.I., a Scotchman, and a topping chap.
"Letters from France" by Isaac Alexander Mack
A huge miner, head down, had his arms around the waist of the Scotchman and was trying to throw him overboard.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
Meeting with a Scotchman called Morrison, together they bought a "pretty little New York battleship," mounting ten guns.
"The Pirates' Who's Who" by Philip Gosse
He is the one Scotchman to whom, of all others, his country and the world owe a debt.
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
Getting cracked over a sport that must have been invented by some Scotchman who had a grudge against the whole human race.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
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In poetry:

A Scotchman whose name was Isbister
Had a maiden giraffe he called "sister"
When she said "Oh, be mine,
Be my sweet Valentine!"
He just shinned up her long neck and kissed her.
"A Scotchman Whose Name Was Isbister" by Ellis Parker Butler
MACPHAIRSON CLONGLOCKETTY ANGUS McCLAN
Was the son of an elderly labouring man;
You've guessed him a Scotchman, shrewd reader, at sight,
And p'r'aps altogether, shrewd reader, you're right.
"Ellen McJones Aberdeen" by William Schwenck Gilbert
An' I wish she was a-sailin' for 'Frisco once again
With a sandy Glasgow skipper an' a kickin' mate from Maine,
With a Finn an' a Frenchy, an' a woolly Portugee,
A Scotchman, a Dutchman, an' Casey an' me!
"Casey An' Me" by Cicely Fox Smith
In the skysail clipper Merlin, bound for 'Frisco once again,
With a sandy Glasgow skipper an' a kickin' mate from Maine,
With a Finn an' a Frenchy, an' a woolly Portugee,
A Scotchman, a Dutchman, an' Casey an' me!
"Casey An' Me" by Cicely Fox Smith
Then the men of Mizra laid down their arms and fled
When they saw that their King was killed dead;
Then King Ulva said to the Scotchman, I am thy servant for ever,
For to thee I owe my life, and nought but death will us sever.
"The Battle of Shina, in Africa, Fought in 1800" by William Topaz McGonagall
The Brownie sits in the Scotchman's room,
And eats his meat and drinks his ale,
And beats the maid with her unused broom,
And the lazy lout with his idle flail;
But he sweeps the floor and threshes the corn,
And hies him away ere the break of dawn.
"The Demon Of The Study" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Conway police say four men wearing all black, with either a white bandana or hockey mask covering their faces, robbed the Scotchman at 3410 West Highway 501 about 11:30 pm Tuesday.
The fate of North Idaho's Scotchman Peaks hangs on bureaucracy, politics and old habits.
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