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  • n. Alternative spelling of philibeg.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See filibeg.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as filibeg.

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Examples

  • It was our plan sometimes to make what we called a philabeg, or little kilt, maybe eight yards long, gathered in at the haunch and hung in many pleats behind, the plain brat part in front decked off with a leather sporran, tagged with thong points tied in knots, and with no plaid on the shoulder.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • The philabeg was aye telling your parentage in every line, so that you could not go over the moor to Lennox there but any drover by the roadside kent you for a small clan or a family of caterans.

    Doom Castle

  • Cross in those days, the trumpeters playing alluringly up the lanes to young hearts to come away; pipers squeezed out upon their instruments the fine tunes that in the time I speak of no lad of Gaelic blood could hear but he must down with the flail or sheep-hook and on with the philabeg and up with the sword.

    Gilian The Dreamer His Fancy, His Love and Adventure

  • In a second a couple of scouts in dirty red and green tartans, with fealdags or pleatless kilts on them instead of the better class philabeg, crept cannily out into the open, unsuspicious that their position could be seen from the fort.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • The poor youth's appearance at this period is thus described by one of his adherents: "The Prince was at this time bare-footed, had an old black kilt-coat on, philabeg and waistcoat, a dirty shirt, and a long red beard, a gun in his hand, and a pistol and dirk by his side."

    Secret Chambers and Hiding Places Historic, Romantic, & Legendary Stories & Traditions About Hiding-Holes, Secret Chambers, Etc.

  • "Dancing was engaged in around the bonfire to the skirl of the philabeg."

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, February 4, 1914

  • He wore his tartan thrown about him, a large blue bonnet with a knot of black ribbon like a cockade, a brown short coat, a tartan waistcoat with gold buttons and gold button holes, a bluish philabeg, and tartan hose.

    An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America

  • Some went bare, only for a hanging cloak or great-coat, and carried their trousers on their backs like a useless burthen: some had made an imitation of the tartan with little parti-coloured stripes patched together like an old wife's quilt; others, again, still wore the Highland philabeg, but by putting a few stitches between the legs transformed it into a pair of trousers like a Dutchman's.

    Kidnapped: The Adventures of David Balfour

  • And clad my hurdies in a philabeg. his eyes, ` ` and should naturally fa 'under the same factory.' '

    The Waverley

  • Some went bare, only for a hanging cloak or great-coat, and carried their trousers on their backs like a useless burthen: some had made an imitation of the tartan with little parti-coloured stripes patched together like an old wife's quilt; others, again, still wore the Highland philabeg, but by putting a few stitches between the legs transformed it into a pair of trousers like

    Kidnapped

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