Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dialectal (Scotch) form of partridge.

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Examples

  • The paitrick whirrin 'o'er the ley. [partridge, meadow]

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

  • And mourn, ye whirring paitrick brood -- [partridge]

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

  • For my part, I never wish to see a kilt in the country again, nor a red-coat, nor a gun, for that matter, unless it were to shoot a paitrick: they're

    The Waverley

  • For my part, I never wish to see a kilt in the country again, nor a red-coat, nor a gun, for that matter, unless it were to shoot a paitrick; they're a 'tarr'd wi' ae stick.

    Waverley — Volume 2

  • For my part, I never wish to see a kilt in the country again, nor a red-coat, nor a gun, for that matter, unless it were to shoot a paitrick: -- they're a 'tarr'd wi' ae stick.

    Waverley: or, 'Tis sixty years since

  • "'For my part,' said Macwheeble, 'I never wish to see a kilt in the country again, nor a red coat, nor a gun, for that matter, unless it were to shoot a paitrick.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

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