Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Scotch form of moorland.

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Examples

  • If it be large and shapeless, it may take rank as an amorphous megalith; and it is on record that the owner of some muirland acres, finding them described in a learned work as "richly megalithic," became suddenly excited by hopes which were quickly extinguished when the import of the term was fully explained to him.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • I have been informed that this work had a considerable run among the muirland farmers, whose reception of it was not flattering.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • Sometime before 1745 he was settled as missionary at Amulree, a muirland district near Dunkeld.

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume II. The Songs of Scotland of the past half century

  • Muirland Jock! muirland Jock, when the L—d makes a rock,

    The Kirk of Scotland’s Alarm: A Ballad

  • Steering by this, but a good deal at random, and with some trampling of the harvest, and stumbling and falling down upon the banks, we made our way across country, and won forth at last upon the linky, boggy muirland that they call the Figgate Whins.

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.

  • Only if ye could compass a harmonious call frae the parish of Skreegh-me-dead, as ye anes had hope of, I trow it wad please him weel; since I hae heard him say, that the root of the matter was mair deeply hafted in that wild muirland parish than in the Canongate of Edinburgh.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • When eoTn riggs wav'd yellow, and blue hether-bells Bloom'd bonny on muirland and sweet rising fells,

    The gentle shepherd : a Scots pastoral comedy

  • Though I could muster and maintain courage to dig perseveringly among the dust of the long-departed when the sun shone in the sky, yet when the shadow of night was coming, or had come down upon the earth, the scene was sacredly secure from all inroad on my part: and to make the matter sufficiently intelligible, I may further mention that, some years afterwards, when I took a fancy one evening to travel eight miles to meet some friends in a shepherd's lone muirland dwelling,

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume IV. The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century

  • Drumclog — he’s a whig, and was the auld gudewife’s pleughman — the mashlum bannocks will suit their muirland stamachs weel.

    Old Mortality

  • a harmonious call frae the parish of Skreegh-me-dead, as ye anes had hope of, I trow it wad please him weel; since I hae heard him say, that the root of the matter was mair deeply hafted in that wild muirland parish than in the Canongate of Edinburgh.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

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