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  • n. Alternative form of chield.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A young man; a fellow: used in either a good or a bad sense.


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  • The "chiel" among the agriculturists "taking notes" will be more likely to seduce than to warn; and if the record of his eventual triumphs be received as gospel truth, we must expect a vast emigration of the men of mind from the cities to the country.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864

  • My second "chiel" will take notes to the effect that while a friendly game of pinochle was in progress in the tenement rooms of Mrs. Andy

    Rolling Stones

  • He did not think that a "chiel" was near, "taking notes," and will, doubtless, feel quite angry at having his character touched off in the ragged style of a slave's pen.

    My Bondage and My Freedom. By Frederick Douglass. With and Introduction. By James M`Cune Smith.

  • If you will but look with that bonnie smile on the handsome chiel, who is to be here the day, you will do his business.

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • “What wonderful odds and ends that chiel has in his head to be sure!”

    Under the Greenwood Tree

  • I had no idea a chiel was taking notes down at quiet

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • And ‘a told me that ‘a had it from his father when he was quite a chiel, who made use o’ en just the same at every killing more or less; and pig-killings were pig-killings in those days.’

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • For there were a chiel cam ower the field, he min't ye on a arra '


  • Glossary: sheelicks: husked grain riddle: sieve ben: in helster-howdie: from "heels ower gowdie"; head-over-heels teuchit: lapwing tint: lost barra-shaft: handle of a wheelbarrow chiel: man min't: reminded hurled: driven, carried, hauled marra: equal


  • Noo, there was a chiel come ower the field, his name was Butter Scotty



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