Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A noisy quarrel or dispute; a confused uproar.
- n. Alternative form of collie-shangie.
“We've been combin" the town for ye, Uncle Jamie, and Fergus sure ye'd been caught up in the collieshangie yonder and maimed or killed.”
“There will be the collieshangie when they see our marks in the snaw, but they'll founder their horses on the brae and ill-use time tae nae purpose, if just we get ower the common.”
“There's nae doot they're gey and chief got sin! he cam 'back, and she foun' oot wha created the collieshangie.”
“The carline skirled till ye could hear her at the Hangin 'Shaw, and she focht like ten; there was mony a guidwife bure the mark of her neist day an' mony a lang day after; and just in the hettest o 'the collieshangie, wha suld come up (for his sins) but the new minister.”
“But there is just the one thing that I wish you would bear in view, if it was only long enough to discuss it quietly; for there is going to be a collieshangie when we two get home.”
“The carline skirled till ye could hear her at the Hangin 'Shaw, and she focht like ten; there was mony a guid wife bure the mark of her neist day an' mony a lang day after; and just in the hettest o 'the collieshangie, wha suld come up (for his sins) but the new minister.”
“Shaw, and she focht like ten; there was mony a guidwife bure the mark of her neist day an 'mony a lang day after; and just in the hettest o' the collieshangie, wha suld come up (for his sins) but the new minister.”
“I had never heard of a collieshangie in my days, but with the racket all about us in the city, I could have no doubt as to the man's meaning.”
“Pulling around me a sort of great-coat I had made of my blanket, to cover my sulphur-coloured livery, -- 'A friend! 'said I.' What like's all this collieshangie? 'said he.”
“Gentlemen, I'm all for making an end to this collieshangie.”
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