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  • n. Plural form of carline.

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Examples

  • ‘I,’ said he, ‘made the caries lords, but who the devil made the carlines ladies?’

    Redgauntlet

  • ‘It is very true,’ said the blind man, ‘that when I am tired of scraping thairm or singing ballants, I whiles mak a tale serve the turn among the country bodies; and I have some fearsome anes, that make the auld carlines shake on the settle, and the bits o’ bairns skirl on their minnies out frae their beds.

    Redgauntlet

  • It was about noon when she came there, and had met but few folk on the way, and those few were husbandmen, or carlines, or maidens wending afield betimes not far from the Castle of the Quest.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • For a man and woman who have committed incest, eighteen livres tournois, four ducats, and nine carlines.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Even crimes against nature have actually their affixed rates, amounting to ninety livres tournois, twelve ducats, and six carlines: “Cum inhibitione turonenses 90, ducatos 12, carlinos 90,” etc.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Daggoo seated on the floor, for a bench would have brought his hearse-plumed head to the low carlines; at every motion of his colossal limbs, making the low cabin framework to shake, as when an

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • The fireworks, after carefully removing all fulminating matter, such as caps or primers, if any such be used to ignite them, are to be stowed in their proper packing-boxes in other light boxes of suitable length, made water-tight, with lock and key, and to fit between the beams and carlines of the gun decks of frigates and berth decks of single-decked vessels.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • The ceilings showed the uncovered, dark carlines or rafters.

    Virginia: the Old Dominion

  • Grendel's dam in her house under the water, makes one think of other legends of mysterious swords, like that of Helgi, and the "glaives of light" that are in the keeping of divers "gyre carlines" in the _West

    Epic and Romance Essays on Medieval Literature

  • Sahwah, running onward, suddenly found herself in the very middle of the road where two carlines crossed each other.

    The Camp Fire Girls at School Or, The Wohelo Weavers

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