Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One living in a dale or valley; specifically, a dweller in the dales of the English and Scottish borders.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One living in a dale; -- a term applied particularly to the inhabitants of the valleys in the north of England, Norway, etc.
- n. a person who lives in the dales of northern England
“He might have been a Cumberland dalesman, such were his dignity, and self-possession, and English soberness of manner.”
“Now Lord Amber was plainly of alien stock, but my Lord was as any dalesman.”
“Differing from his sister in body as well as in mind, he was a slender, well-set youth, his hair more red than the usual bronze of a dalesman.”
“However, they misread the temper of the dales, for a dalesman will fight fiercely for his freedom.”
“For a dalesman his hair was very dark - a ruddy darkness - and his face less broad across the jaw-more oval.”
“And his features had a slightly strange cast, not quite those of a dalesman.”
“One of the eight-and-twenty freshmen who matriculated at Trinity Hall along with Charles Dilke in 1862 was David Fenwick Steavenson, a dalesman from Northumberland, with whom he formed a lasting friendship.”
“Nobody seemed to know who first built Scarthwaite Hall, though many a dalesman had patched it afterward and pulled portions of it down.”
“Young Rowcliffe was a dalesman and he knew his people.”
“Or, if dialect poetry must be concerned only with rustic life, was the Craven dalesman to have no voice in the matter?”
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