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  • proper noun A male given name, anglicized from Alasdair, the Scottish Gaelic form of Alexander.
  • proper noun A patronymic surname.


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  • Allister is a classic "outsider", more interested in using his elected position to promote causes that interest him than in playing the institutional game.

    Sore tooth and things

  • After the second battle of what people were calling Allister's War, the grateful town of Good Crossing had made much of her defenders.

    Through Wolfs Eyes

  • And Allister became a great man, and because of what he had done, he was called Allister MacLeod no more, but Sir Worm Wymble.

    Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood

  • "Our Allister is a man!" said Shenac, as she sat in the kitchen one night with Shenac Dhu and the rest.

    Shenac's Work at Home

  • At the same time I knew how difficult it was to bring about changes of ideas and systems amongst large masses of the people; but notwithstanding all these things, I was of the same opinion as a great poetical countryman of my friend M'Allister's, who long ago wrote:

    To Mars via The Moon An Astronomical Story

  • The closer confinement to one room was evidently beginning to tell upon us, and day by day the effects were more apparent on both of us, especially in the case of John; but, strangely enough, whilst we were becoming more depressed and irritable, M'Allister's spirits seemed to be rising every day!

    To Mars via The Moon An Astronomical Story

  • We then started upon our return home, and on the way I drew M'Allister's attention to the smaller size of the sun as we saw it now as compared with the size it appeared to us when on the earth.

    To Mars via The Moon An Astronomical Story

  • Lastly, right in the forepart of the vessel was M'Allister's special sanctum, containing the driving, lighting, warming, and steering machinery, but electric buttons and switches were also provided for controlling these in every compartment, so that whichever one we happened to be in we were prepared for all emergencies.

    To Mars via The Moon An Astronomical Story

  • Then came M'Allister's turn, and his speech was a characteristic one.

    To Mars via The Moon An Astronomical Story

  • Now I come to look at you critically you certainly do look taller; and I can see a little luminosity in M'Allister's eyes, and rather more in yours.

    To Mars via The Moon An Astronomical Story


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